I'm trying to rid poison ivy off of my property which keeps creeping in from the property next door. The neighbor is against chemicals so I was looking for a natural solution. I just want to do a one time treatment if possible and I found a recipe to do this. It's a mixture of salt, vinegar and a liquid detergent which I'm really leaning toward using. Has anyone tried this solution and had good results with it? I found a blurb that said the salt could be toxic. Is that really so? There are some trees in the area that I need to treat. Would the salt kill them?
I've been treating my property with brush killer which I hate. I don't want to have to suit up every year to spray. The spray works great but I have to do it repeatedly because the ivy keeps coming over. The toads live out there and I know I'm killing them :( I tried last year to just paint the plants but it's a never ending battle. I'm never going to be able to plant in the area because of it. As careful as I am, I get the dreaded rash every year. I'm quite often barefooted in the yard and have to be careful where I step. I tried putting in a barrier last year (a fence runs down the line) but it's riddled with tree roots and I can't dig down to bury it. It's a huge line, about 60-75 feet that the ivy pops up from.