Oh, evil poison ivy vine, you cannot defeat me, nor can you escape MY noxious poison. Muahahaha!
Last week I wrote about the Dreadful, Despicable and Downright Disagreeable poison ivy vine that liked me so much that it left an itchy gift behind. So this week there is an update...
I gave in and got a prescription from the doctor to relieve the itching -- and I can see a definite improvement! When it wears off though, I'm scratching worse than a dog with fleas. (I would said "cat with fleas" but Oliver might take offense at that -- even though we are careful that he doesn't have the dreaded fleas) Anyway, I'm getting off track here (easily accomplished if you are me).
So, I went online for instruction on how to get rid of it in a safe manner... not wanting to use a commercial product that would harm the outside kitties or the ground cover for that matter. I found this recipe and IT'S WORKING!!
3 cups vinegar (regular white vinegar)
1/2 cup table salt
1 Tbsp Dawn dishwashing detergent (the use of Dawn and not another brand is recommended -- Dawn has special stick-to-it-ness powers -- and use regular blue Dawn)
Pour the vinegar into a spray bottle, add the salt, and mix until dissolved.
Then add the Dawn
"Stream" spray on the leaves and straight onto the stem at ground level. Be careful and don't spray anything you want to keep -- this stuff works!
Before at the fence
After at the fence
Before at the shed
After at the shed
Maybe I should spray it on my itchies..... hmmmm, maybe not!! No, definitely not!!
But, Mr. Evil Vine....
heh heh heh
~ sharing the soon to be extinct poison ivy on Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter E