Hello all, just a quick thanks for accepting me to the network and welcome my first issue i have come across in my new business venture.
I have a customer who wants the Ivy under a tree removed / killed........looking at how its spread from the wall to the ground and the condition of the wall under the Ivy it looks as though id be opening a can of worms by removing it - she is aware of this also ( something the customer doesnt want to pay for is a rebuilt wall )
The Ivy has spread under 3 Lilac bushes and we would like to remove it and mulch under the tree's - problem here is the ivy has grown up through a bed of already installed heavy duty landscape fabric and also down into it creating an utter mess of crossed roots in combination with the fabric.
What would you guys & girls suggest to get rid of the ivy on the ground without killing the ivy on the wall & also making it suitable for mulching.............its basically a matted mess of roots and that heavy duty landscape fabric that's been there for 15-20 years+
Ive heard that laying a plastic sheet over it for 6-8 weeks would kill the ground ivy but of course if we're going to mulch i suspect it'll all have to come out meaning some kind of machinery?
This extends 20ft or more past those pallets also to the right.........this is just a small part of it.
Any other suggestions as to what to do with it to make it look respectable & managble again would be great!
Any help is much apprecated so thanks in advance