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How Do You Permanently Get Rid of Ivy?

Whilst ivy may have a charming look as it cascades around buildings and gardens, it can become an irritation that costs a pretty penny to resolve.

At James Wilson Gutter Cleaning & Repair, we specialise in moss and ivy removal, which can harm a property’s structural robustness if not managed professionally. If you have become tired of the nuisance effects being caused by ivy on your home, now is the time to sort it out, as the longer you leave it, the harder it will be to resolve.

Why Is Ivy Such an Issue?

Ivy is a crawling plant that can cause issues to a property’s surface and internal support structures due to its hardy roots. If masonry has become loose over time, this creeping plant can weave into the smallest spaces making for significant issues. 

The nature of Ivy means that it has a naturally sticky underside which clings onto surfaces toughly. If left for too long, this can also cause aesthetic damage, such as chipping or discolouration, which can be hard to resolve. Naturally thick and full, Ivy also offers the perfect home for nesting animals and bugs which can lead to further issues arising. 

Also naturally moist, Ivy can impact dampness as ventilation spots are blocked. This assertive plant can also cause damage to other areas of properties, such as by lifting roof tiles or damaging the seal on windows. 

If you have Ivy in the garden, it will also prove detrimental to other plants as the naturally winding shape can constrict other shrubs to the point that they can no longer grow.

Whilst it may look luscious, it is a nightmare for homeowners nationwide.

How Can You Get of Ivy Permanently?

There are a couple of ways in which you can tackle this issue. Whichever you choose, a tough and continuous approach is needed to stay on top of the resolution that has been put into place.

Ivy is known for being extremely hardy, so it will try to fight back against its removal.

Home Solutions

Some home remedies can be used, but it should be noted that they will have limited success. This is because hardy industrial equipment and products are often the only successful way to combat excessive growth.

If you want to try for yourself, white vinegar is known for killing roots. You will need to tackle the plant at its base and then work to remove it carefully from the area. Sheet mulching and membranes should also be used to block the root in case even a fragment of the plant was left behind.

Professional Help

We recommend that you seek professional advice when tacking Ivy. This is because, without the proper knowledge, you could tackle the plant incorrectly, resulting in more damage. 

Our service deals with Ivy promptly to prevent it from gaining any more of a hold. Experts will use industrial-strength products, work with your building’s structure in mind, and recommend the best ongoing treatment for long-term success. 

To learn more about Ivy removal services, contact us.

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