problem with overgrown ivy

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Joan Wilson asked 14 years ago

Hi Gerry, I have read that ammonium Sulphamate will kill off Ivy, is this true and where would I purchase it.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Ammonium sulphamate, sold under the brand name of Root out was withdrawn in 2007 because it was banned for use as a weedkiller by the EU. It was quite effective against ivy.

The best way to get rid of ivy is to physically remove it, but this might be difficult over a large areas or for reasons of access. Roundup knocks it back but it recovers. Brushwood killer diluted with paraffin is effective.