Virginia, you're creeping me out!
June 5, 2014 11:35 AM Subscribe
My yard is getting overrun by Virginia Creeper
. Is there any practical way to get it under control.
posted by SemiSalt to Home & Garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For those who don't know, Virginia Creeper is a vine-like plant. It's not toxic like poison ivy.
Parts of my yard are more woods than lawn. VC has been present for 40 years at the interface of woods and lawn, but in the past two or three years, it has grown out of control. It is overrunning pachysandra and other ground covers.
It can not be controlled by just pulling it out. The roots remain alive and regrow in what seems like a week. I have tried some judicious application of Extended Control Roundup that I have on hand, but it's only marginally effective. Perhaps the regular Roundup would be better.
By the way, I had a problem with English Ivy which is held in check because the deer eat it, especially in winter when it's the only thing green. But I have not seen the deer eat VC.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to have to defoliate my whole yard, but I'm feeling under siege.