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    Default Vinegar for Poison Ivy

    Vinegar for Poison IvyMore Lawns Solutionsby Annie Berthold-Bond, Care2.com
    Producer, Green Living Channels
    The land around our home is overrun with poison ivy. It is everywhere; a vine
    has even wrapped abundantly around the tree that holds the end of the
    clothesline so we can't fix the rope pulley that is broken there. After a few
    years of passively accepting that I can't hang clothes on the line, or that
    various family members get terrible rashes every summer, I've decided to do
    something about the scourge.
    I won't ever use herbicides out of concern for health and the environment, so
    I've been trying out various "down home" remedies. This one really works.

    Simple Solution:
    Before I tell you about what I've found that works, let me tell you of another
    alternative solution to herbides: Goats! For some reason, Spanish and Angora
    goat breeds absolutely love poison ivy. Make sure you get those particular
    breeds; most others don't like poison ivy for their main meal. I would love to
    have goats, but my family won't let me... !
    Here is the homemade poison ivy vegetation killer spray that I've found is safe
    and effective:
    Poison Ivy Vegetation Killer
    1 cup salt

    8 drops liquid detergent
    1 gallon vinegar
    Combine the salt and vinegar in a pan and heat to dissolve the salt. Cool the
    vinegar, add the detergent, and pour some of the liquid into a large spray
    bottle. Spray the vegetation. (You can also just pour the mixture onto the
    weeds.) Refill the spray bottle as necessary. Note that this formula will kill
    all the vegetation, so make sure that you are only spraying the plants you want
    to kill. If you need to use a lot of this spray, avoid spraying it near wells,
    as the salt can leach into your water supply.
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    Piggy Re: Vinegar for Poison Ivy

    Thank you for sharing this one, I had to spray all the poison ivy around our house as my dog kept getting into it and then I would catch it when I patted/played with him! Who would have thought that the urishol oils could transfer to me from a pet. Yuck!

    This spray worked a treat for me.

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    Default Re: Vinegar for Poison Ivy

    Just saying pour some boiling water on the roots. Please make sure your container is enclosed so you don't get burned. This acts quickly. It may have to be repeated.

 

 

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