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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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    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.


    Eric Vinje

    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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