THE IVY INVASION! (A.K.A: A1 LAWN TO THE RESCUE)
‘Poison Ivy‘ from Batman.
The American ‘Ivy League’.
…Both equally well known; both equally infamous.
But I’m not here today to talk about those Ivies. I’m here today to talk about the original – known scientifically as Hedera, of the family Araliaceae – to you or I, plain old, common or garden Ivy.
THE TERRIBLE PROBLEM OF IVY
Imagine, if you will, the following nightmare scenario:
- You’ve got Ivy growing up the back of your house. A horrible, clinging menace.
- You’re no fool, so you attempt to murder it with a spray on weed killer, purchased from your local supermarket… Only that doesn’t work. The Ivy continues to grow, fester, invade.
- In desperation, you start hacking away at it – only it just grows back!!!
- Unrelenting, this killer weed – capable of worming its way through wood, brick, and just about anything it comes up against – continues unabated, unchecked, making a mockery of your efforts.
- This alien weed is now just inches away from your windows; your roof tiles – threatening YOUR family home!
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Well, this very thing happened to me just this week… Luckily, A1 Lawn came to the rescue.
- Soft Rush
- …And, it just so happens, Ivy.
KNOW YOUR ENEMY!
Here’s what A1 Lawn have to say on the subject of my evergreen climbing (or ground-creeping) nemesis:
“As Ivy is so resilient, simply chipping back the roots alone is unlikely to kill the plant. Ivy is also not easily controlled by conventional weed killers, as its glossy leaves often deflect the chemicals. Undoubtedly, the most effective way of chemically controlling Ivy is to sever the stem and then apply a systemic glyphosate weed killer that contains an added surfactant.”
THE THRUST OF THE MATTER
Well friends, after carefully following the safety guidance and instructions on usage, I’ve given the Ivy stem what for, and done just that!
I look forward to showing you the results in the next few days! *
* Or weeks