Tuesday, June 17, 2014
ANNA TELLS HOW TO GET RID OF FENCE WEEDS & POISON IVY
I will start with the fence first. If you plant flowers around the fence, the flowers roots make choke out the weeds. The best way to remove the weeds is to pull them out roots and all. You should water the the weeds and give the water a few minutes to sink in. Then pull the weeds. Like I said you must pull them out roots and all. Sometimes in pulling weeds you may start on one side of the fence and have to work around to the other because of the roots.
When it comes to poison ivy, you can burn it, or spray it, but like the weeds around the fence, the best to get rid of poison ivy is to pull it out roots and all. If you burn it or spray it, it will come back. If you allergic to poison ivy, I would get someone who isn't to do it.
Elmer and John are allergic to poison ivy. So when we find poison ivy, I am the one that goes and removes it. My dress has long sleeves and skirt so I don't have to worry about that, but I do wear heavy gloves. I make sure the gloves cover my hands and up my arm to my dress sleeve. I make sure no part of my body is showing. I take a shovel to loosen the soil around the poison ivy and then carefully pull it up. Try to make sure, I get roots and all. If you don't get all roots, it will come back again. As I pull them, I put them in a plastic garbage bag. I try to get them in the center and not touch the edges of the bag with the poison ivy. When I get done, because of Elmer's and John's allergies, I even throw my gloves in there. I seal the plastic bag and put that bag inside of another plastic bag that I close and seal. Then I throw it all in the garbage can. When I get back to the house, I wash the shovel in hot water with heavy soap. Then I go in the house, shower and change my clothes putting my clothes in a plastic bag. I wash the clothes in the washer in hot water and laundry detergent. I don't put any other clothes in with them. The bag that had the clothes in it goes inside another plastic bag and in the garbage. I may be over careful but I want to make sure Elmer and John don't get it.
Elmer once got poison ivy so bad that he ended up in the hospital. I wasn't at home at the time. John has also gotten it, but I was home and had a remedy for it. Again, I say if you are allergic to poison ivy don't try this yourself.
If you have someone in the area and you burn poison ivy, it can spread in the air to that person. A friend of ours got poison ivy because she was visiting a friend while her friend's husband burned poison ivy. He thought he was far enough from the house so it wouldn't bother anyone. He was wrong.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask. If I don't have questions, I don't know what to write about.
Trust God's Wisdom,