How to get rid of English ivy
I have just moved into a house with a very neglected garden. One side of the house is covered in English ivy, and I have the distinct displeasure having to remove it. Right now I'm cutting it down to the ground and just digging it out. Three questions:
- Any smart tips for how to eliminate it?
- Can I compost any part of it, or does composting even, say, the leaves risk its propagating itself in the compost pile?
- I know I need to remove all roots, but what about the little clumps of white root hairs that extend off? It will take significantly longer to sift through the soil and get all these, but I want to do this only once, so I'm willing if it's necessary.