Top Questions About Poison Ivy Plants

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Questions About Poison Ivy Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. Putting New Plants Where You Just Pulled Poison Ivy

We have a new house. Other than trees, there was a poison ivy jungle here. I have some areas of full sun where I’d like to plant flowers. I need to remove the poison ivy. Should I spray or just pull these plants? Can I plant this year in spots where the poison ivy has thrived?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 3, 2011
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This article will help you with removing the poison ivy:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

I would wait a year until planting. Poison ivy is very invasive and typically it takes several months to completely get rid of it. It is much easier to get rid of if you can use wholesale methods to kill it rather than having to work around new plantings.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy

Poison ivy has invaded my blackberry patch. I sell these berries commercially and I need a way to get rid of the poison ivy without killing the plants which grow up on lines.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 5, 2011
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A.

This article should help you with your poison ivy problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

Even with organic control, I would make sure to wash the berries thoroughly before selling/eating them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 18, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy Killer

Have you heard of a product called Vine-EX (not sure of the spelling) to eliminate poison ivy?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 18, 2011
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Yes. For other ways to kill poison ivy, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 13, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy

How can I rid my yard/garden of poison ivy?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 14, 2011
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This article should help you with your poison ivy problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 16, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy in Vegetable Garden

A poison-ivy infested tree just fell right across 1/2 of our established vegetable garden. The tree was removed by landscapers but how safe are the vegetables below where the tree fell? Is it possible to remove poison ivy residue safely from vegetables growing in the garden?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 16, 2011
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Rainwater should do the job for you, but to be on the safe side, I'd wash the vegetables thoroughly with mild soap and water before cooking or eating raw.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 31, 2011

Q. Poison Ivy Control

How long is poison ivy active? Will a frost or cold weather make it dormant?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 1, 2011
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As summer fades, so does the poison ivy. While these plants do go dormant in fall and winter, be aware that they can still cause problems. The poison remains active even after the plant is dead. If you're looking to get rid of poison ivy (or oak), treat with herbicide first (to kill the roots) then, wearing gloves, hand pull dead plant material and dispose of it. Do not burn it, however, as the poison can be breathed in and will result in a nasty rash. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/starting/poison-ivy-control.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 2, 2011

Q. Getting Rid Of Tree Sprouting

We have a few acres of woods we are trying to ‘clean up’. I have painstakingly sawed off most of the smaller ‘garbage trees’, but of course with the roots still there, they are coming back. Is there anything I could put on them to prevent their return (they have been crowding out smaller maples and lilac bushes)? Also, any tips on getting rid of poison ivy? I have sprayed ‘my heart out’, and we are hoping the ‘cleaning up’ project will deter prior conducive conditions (what are they for poison ivy by the way). Your answers will be much appreciated!

Answered by
Nikki on
September 3, 2011
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