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  • Killing ground cover in my yard

    Created by mj on

    My neighbor has ground cover ivy that’s sprawling into my lawn. How can I get rid of it?

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    Lani
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    I use vinegar. It cost less than $2 at walmart for large jug. Put in sprayer when no rain coming and try for hot part of day 10:30 a/m or after. It browns and shrivels that day!! I used this b/c I had chickens and goats and did not want chemicals, turned out they loved it and ate the bushes, added bonus. NOTE it will burn whatever it is on.

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    E. Vinje
    Keymaster

    Hello MJ –

    Lani is right, vinegar will kill most unwanted vegetation, but I am concerned that your average, run-of-the-mill, grocery store variety vinegar (5% acetic acid) is not strong enough to get rid of a woody, vining ground cover. Consider spraying AllDown Organic Weed & Grass Killer. It contains 23% acetic acid, plus 14% citric acid and is a SAFE alternative to Roundup®. Best of all, it won’t travel through the plant and kill all of you neighbors ivy too!

    Note: If you did NOT want to spray you could always mow or hand-pull the unwanted vegetation.

    Hope this helps!

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