Poison Ivy
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Author:  tfavre [ Wed Jul 09, 2003 11:09 am ]
Post subject:  Poison Ivy

Hi Folks! I'm looking for an organic control of poison ivy. I've got a fairly large area that has some well established poison ivy and I'm HIGHLY allergic to it so I need to get rid of it. I was thinking of using the "Lasagna Gardening" techique of smothering the ground with layer of wet newspaper and wonder if that will work. Any other ideas would be appreciated.

Author:  Tony M* [ Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:12 pm ]
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I have used the Lasagna gardening technique in our orchard but substituted the newspaper (tough to put/stay down) with cardboard. The earthworms, etc. eat the cardboard just about as fast as the newspaper but you get more kill. I don't know about poison ivy but I would mow it first in the winter and then start with the cardboard.
Tony M

Author:  tfavre [ Wed Jul 09, 2003 12:34 pm ]
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Thanks for the reply. I'll give the cardboard a try and see how it works out. I'm currently keeping the area mowed, so hopefully, that will give me a head's start!

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