killing english ivy
I've got a big bed I need to reclaim from English ivy. I pulled and dug all I could, laid down 2-3 layers of corrugated cardboard from boxes and threw some leaves and then about 3" of topsoil on top. Do you think this will work? And how long might it take? I just did it 2 weeks ago - around Halloween and hope to have laid to rest the ivy roots by next spring. But I'm willing to wait longer to avoid having to use a bunch of chemicals. I did cut one slit in the boxes to plant a Caryopteris near the front of the bed so we don't have to look at a blank expanse till the ivy is toast.