Ivy can ‘damage’ brickwork and ‘strangle’ trees – how to remove ‘resistant’ plant


Once the weed killer has done its job, gardeners can start to remove the plant.

The longer the weed killer is left on, the easier it should be to remove the plant.

Use secateurs under each stem to dislodge aerial roots and then pull the ivy away, being careful not to pull any mortar.

Roots attached to bricks

Aerial roots attached to brickwork is harder to remove, but it can be done.

To remove them, scrape them off with a scraper at an angle of 30 degrees.


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