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How can I remove Ivy ground cover .
I have a circular area of ivy as ground cover. It's about 5 feet in diameter. I would like to remove it and plant flowers. What is the best way to remove the Ivy? Do I just go in and hack away? It looks like it might be a tough job.
You are right that it woudl be a tough job. But it can be done by hand if you are diligent about removing all the traces of stems so that it doesn't grow back. Or you can simply spray it all with Roundup and let it die, THEN tear it out. You'll have to do a bit of physical labor to remove it either way, but the advantage of the ROundup is that if you don't get every trace of the plant torn out, at least the plant won't grow back.