Weed killer but not ivy killer

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Grainne Byrne asked 14 years ago

Hi Gerry, I have a very large steep bank in my back garden and it is very difficult to maintain so over the past 5 years we are just letting ivy grow over it, which acts as ground cover and prevents weeds growing on it. I was just wondering if you could recommend anything that might kill weeds, sticky backs, thorns, etc on the bank but no harm the ivy? Many thanks

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Ivy is quite resistant to Roundup, but this will deal with most other weeds. The ivy will get a set-back but recover. If you applied a light dose, about 1 parts in 200 parts water, you should get an adequate kill of weeds but the ivy will recover.