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Need some vines removed from the outside of my house

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Nov 9, 2006
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Need some vines removed from the outside of my house

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I would pay $200 to have this done.
Where should I post this request on RFD?
Any takers?
In Courtice, ON.
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I would do it for five hundred including taking the crap away, but for absolutely free, I will tell you that removing vines is generally a very easy job, just cut all the stems, leave it a few weeks to dry up and die off, then pull it all down.
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fieldhousehandyman wrote: I would do it for five hundred including taking the crap away, but for absolutely free, I will tell you that removing vines is generally a very easy job, just cut all the stems, leave it a few weeks to dry up and die off, then pull it all down.
Cutting the stems will not remove them completely. They will keep coming back each year unless you find and remove the root ball(s). Vines are a big nuisance to get rid of as I found out.
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dling7 wrote: Cutting the stems will not remove them completely. They will keep coming back each year unless you find and remove the root ball(s). Vines are a big nuisance to get rid of as I found out.
Absolutely, sorry I forgot to mention that, as in my case I cut them and pull them down every few years to prevent them from getting totally overgrown, and allow them to keep regrowing in a more aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Once cut, if you want to eliminate them, dig up the roots, and then just trim and remove any leaders each summer or fall
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dling7 wrote: Cutting the stems will not remove them completely. They will keep coming back each year unless you find and remove the root ball(s). Vines are a big nuisance to get rid of as I found out.
Wonder if something like roundup would work on them ?
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Found this on WIKIHOW
Use a triclopyr herbicide, the strongest type of systemic herbicide, to kill vines that are strong and thick. This will penetrate the tough exterior of the vines easily

Does anyone know where to get triclopyr herbicide?

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