Killing vines

katy1942(5)June 28, 2010

I have a lot of vines they are growing all over. Even climbing the trees next to my house. Is there a safe way to kill these vines without hurting the trees or the plants below them. I was advised to use Roundup but am not sure this is the way to go.

Please advise


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good luck killing anything vine like with Round Up. So many Vines are incredibly invasive. I'm ALWAYS shooting round up when I see their ugly little snake like heads popping thru my mulch only to find 3 more the next day.

As far as wrapping around trees or coming up thru perennials, those I always use a hand shovel to get under them a bit and then pull them out so I don't damage the plants.

It seems like a never ending process: killing vines... ugh.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2010 at 8:30AM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Katy, what are the vines? Knowing which you are dealing with would give us a better idea how to remove them.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2010 at 12:27AM
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I think the original settlers in my neighborhood thought it would be great to plant wisteria and trumpet vine. I killed a main wisteria plant in my yard using rock salt. Now I battle wisteria on one side of my fence and trumpet vine from the other, and daily I battle the up shoots coming in my garden. My current form of killing is bleach in a spray bottle spraying directly on the leaves. I thought this fall when it all goes dormat I would form a full attack. Any thoughts?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2010 at 8:13AM
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