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How do I treat poison ivy?

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If you've discovered poison ivy growing on your property, you're likely concerned about getting rid of it as quickly and safely as possible. Poison ivy can cause an itchy, uncomfortable rash that can last for weeks, making it important to remove it as soon as possible.

Here are some tips for controlling poison ivy on your property:

Identify the poison ivy. Before attempting to remove poison ivy, it's important to properly identify it. Poison ivy can grow as a vine, shrub, or groundcover and typically has leaves that are grouped in threes with a glossy green color. Remember the phrase, "leaves of three, let it be."

Wear protective clothing. When working around poison ivy, it's important to wear long sleeves, pants, and gloves to prevent contact with the plant's oils. The oils can remain on clothing and tools, so it's important to wash them thoroughly after use.

Remove the plant. There are several methods for removing poison ivy, including pulling it by hand, cutting it back, or using an herbicide. If you choose to pull the plant by hand, make sure to wear gloves and use a plastic bag to dispose of the plant. Cutting back the plant can be effective, but make sure to do so carefully and safely. If using an herbicide, choose one that is labeled specifically for poison ivy and follow the instructions carefully.

Monitor the area. Poison ivy can grow back if not fully removed, so it's important to monitor the area and remove any new growth as soon as possible. You may also want to consider planting groundcover or other plants in the area to prevent the poison ivy from returning.

Call in professionals. If you're not comfortable removing poison ivy on your own or if you have a large infestation, consider calling the experts at Nutri-Lawn. We can safely remove the plant and provide advice on preventing its return. Due to the hazardous nature of this service, we must take care with personal protective equipment, removal techniques, and application methods. Your technician is trained in all of these factors. If you have any questions, please call our office.

If you're looking for professional lawn care services that will help you achieve a healthy, lush, and beautiful lawn, look no further than Nutri-Lawn. Our team of experts has the knowledge, experience, and tools to provide you with a comprehensive range of lawn care services, including fertilization, weed control, aeration, and more. Contact us today at 613-739-3399, email ottawa@nutrilawn.com, or visit our website at https://www.nutrilawn.com/ottawa to learn more and schedule your consultation. Let us help you transform your lawn into a vibrant oasis that you can enjoy all season long!

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