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Old 06-26-2010, 06:18 AM   #21
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"Leaflets three, let it be"..........

Or, in your case, Roundup!
You got it right.
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One other thing to note about poison ivy - the oil from the plant can live on items that touch it (garden tools, articles of clothing, etc) for a *very* long time, like even months. So you have to think about anything that might have been in contact with the plant, and wash/clean it thoroughly or you risk another outbreak if you touch the offending object again.
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One other thing to note about poison ivy - the oil from the plant can live on items that touch it (garden tools, articles of clothing, etc) for a *very* long time, like even months. So you have to think about anything that might have been in contact with the plant, and wash/clean it thoroughly or you risk another outbreak if you touch the offending object again.
This includes dogs.
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The Roundup needs to be a strong solution. The usual ready mix stuff will only stunt it. Even so, you will probably have to do 2-3 rounds before it completely dies.

Even if burning it weren't so noxious, it wouldn't kill the plant. Once dead, be careful cleaning up the dead.
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The Roundup needs to be a strong solution. The usual ready mix stuff will only stunt it. Even so, you will probably have to do 2-3 rounds before it completely dies..........................
This is true. I buy the pure stuff at the farm supply and keep a strong poison ivy mix and a regular mix handy.
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I'm trying to kill off poison ivy in my backyard. I bought the gallon size bottle of "RoundUp Poison Ivy". I've been spraying the PI ever since this Spring when the first leaves popped out. I have it contained to the ever-emerging new leaves at this point. (New leaf pops out and I spray it within a few days.) From a distance it looks like the poison ivy vines are dead. No visible leaves, just vines My aunt says spraying it again and again will eventually kill it completely. I have killed off a lot of innocent grass in the process.

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I would not leave vines hanging around. From the biochemistry of weed killers, I see no reason why an application on the leaves would lead to the death of any plant cells more than 2 feet away.

In the past, after killing off all the known leaves with weed killer, I bought some cheap pairs of gloves to grab the vines and pull for disposable. Throw the gloves out with the the vines. I am not particularly allergic to poison ivy.
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If there's not a ton of it it can be more effective to pull it up and throw it away. Just grab it by the base of the plant so you get the root. Or pull the vine away from the tree and drag it down. Cover your hands with rubber gloves and plastic bags, then throw all of them away when you are finished. More effective than Roundup.

Of course, if there's a bunch of it, or if you've got thick vines climbing up trees, I would suggest paying some sucker entrepreneur to take care of it.
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I'm trying to kill off poison ivy in my backyard. I bought the gallon size bottle of "RoundUp Poison Ivy".
Pfffft.

Around here we buy 50% RoundUp (the highest concentration that the manufacturer sells) cut the offending plant off a few inches above ground, and paint the undiluted sludge right on to the cut trunk/leaves.

That's for haole koa trees, not poison ivy, but the result should be the same.
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