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Richmond, VA - lawn care services that remove poison ivy?

Posted by neatdesign 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 18:43

Hi everyone! I live in Richmond and I'm in the processing of buying my first house. Assuming everything goes well (knock wood!), I will own the house by mid-December but have until March to move in permanent (long story).

This house is great, and has a wonderful backyard -- all it needs is a fence so my pup can finally run around and play outside off-leash.

Except for one thing: The perimeter of the backyard is loaded with poison ivy. I mean, A LOT of poison ivy. There is so much of it that I already know that it would be too difficult for me to tackle myself. There's also other overgrown brush that needs to be cleared as well.

Because I'm a life-long renter, I don't have any familiarity with local lawn services. Does anyone have any recommendations? Are they willing to take on poison ivy -- not only clear the leaves but actually dig up and remove the roots?

I'd of course rather not pay a fortune but I realize it might cost a bit more because poison ivy is involved.

Thanks so much for any and all help!

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RE: Richmond, VA - lawn care services that remove poison ivy?

Since no one else has responded, I'll chime in. Though I've never hired professional assistance for clearing poison ivy, I had a fairly severe infestation (roughly 1/8 acre of large, mature ivy) that I resolved myself using Roundup's poison ivy specific remover with great success.

Afterwards, I ran the vines through my chipper for compost (the roundup completely dries up the stalk - pretty remarkable).

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