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Is ivy slowly taking over in your garden?

Did you know that not only can it look unsightly, it can cause structural damage, block gutters and its dense foliage can cover defects in structures that would otherwise be seen?

Controlling ivy


Due to the thick, waxy and sometimes small nature of ivy leaves it can be seen as resistant to glyphosate products. But it is not resistant to Roundup Tough! There are two ways to tackle an ivy problem with Roundup:

  • Treat the leaves with a spray product such as Roundup Tough Ready to Use in spring when new soft leaf growth starts.
  • Cut trunks and apply the correct dosage of Roundup Tough Liquid Concentrate. For best results apply to a fresh cut and in the plants dormant season – November-February.

Get the job done!

Common English ivy supports itself with aerial roots that will damage paintwork, can force their way into existing cracks and joints in structures potentially causing serious structural issues if left untreated. Properties with shallow foundations and older structures can be particular vulnerable to damage from large climbers.

The compact cover that is provided by the foliage on ivy can mean that essential maintenance is impossible or difficult to carry out, defects in structures that would otherwise be visible are covered and in some rare cases cause damp issues. This foliage also provides shelter for pests and potentially can provide access to intruders.

To successfully get rid of Ivy, we suggest using Roundup Tough Ready to Use or Roundup Tough Concentrate. Find out how Roundup works here.

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