Eliminating poison ivy

There are various means of preventing the pesky weed we all love to hate from creeping back into our yards. In order to prevent poison ivy from coming back, a few measures need to be taken. First you can use boiling water or a salt and vinegar solution (destroys roots) to water the plant before pulling it out. Second pulling out the poison ivy will prevent farther growth also use cardboard, plastic newspaper, mulch etc to cover the area where you pulled out the poison ivy from. This will prevent regrowth as well.   Humans are the only known creatures to be allergic to poison ivy. If it’s not growing in an area where people walk, let it be.   A brick or a material border won’t stop poison ivy from re-entering. Poison ivy can climb up and over the border

 

Image     Tahmid Uddin – Co-op Student

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