If you are concerned about lawn care and some plants growing in your yard and think that they may be poison ivy, learn how to identify them and safely remove them with the following steps. Once you have finished the project, clear the section where the poisonous plants were once growing and plant grass seed in it so that your property looks nicer.
Identify The Plants
Poison ivy plants have leaves that are shiny and dark green. The leaves grow in groups of three and are pointed. The plants grow as a vine or shrub and have small, yellow flowers growing
Use The Following Materials
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Remove The Plants
Before removing poison ivy plants, it is very important to cover all exposed parts of your body. Put on a pair of pants, long sleeved shirt,
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Clean Your Tools And Clothing
The resin that is inside of poison ivy may be on your tools and clothing after you have finished removing the poisonous plants. Disinfect the tools and safety goggles by wiping them off with rubbing alcohol. Rinse each one off with soapy water, followed by plain water. Remove all of your clothing and wash it with heavy duty detergent and hot water. Dispose of the rubber gloves, and face mask. Use a scrub brush and soapy water to clean your shoes. Rinse them off well with a water hose.
Plant Grass Seed
After a few days, the remaining poison ivy stems will have wilted and can easily be pulled out of the ground. Wear a pair of rubber gloves while removing them just in case there is still any resin left on some of the stems. Use a rake to clear the areas where the poison ivy plants once were growing. Sprinkle grass seed liberally over each section and water them with a hose.
Continue watering the grass seed a couple times each day until new grass begins growing. Soon, your lawn will be attractive and you will be able to enjoy spending time in the areas where the poison ivy once was.