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weeds growing on side of house

Weeds growing on side of house

Warm weather grass!
One of the beauties of a spreading lawn like zoysia or Bermuda, is it is easy to encourage it to spread, and my zoysia has overtaken about 5′ of the strip.
When he does come out, her guy helps by mowing very low, and the zoysia loves it.
And, when I apply fertilizer or weed and feed or pre-emergent, I go over the line, and that also helps.


It’s more like "there is a big hole in my yard due to a tree and weeds are moving in"

When I first read the title I thought you were fighting over how to split the proceeds for your cash crop


I assume it’s crabgrass and I have trees and the same problem

No HOA, or no HOA rules on lawn care?
We have none either.
I have mowed my neighbor’s lawn up to their driveway. It is about a 15′ strip, and I mow so the chute is aimed at their lawn. Clippings, seeds, etc. go their way, not mine.

As lamishra said, find where your property line is, then spray weed killer up to that line. Also, dense grass will help diminish the weed’s ability to take hold in your lawn.

I get weeds in spring when the zoysia is still dormant, but after that, not so much at all.

A systemic herbicide spray also helps, but be sure it doesn’t reach the plants you want to keep. An herbicide that contains glyphosate is recommended for weedy vines, while a triclopyr products works on woody vines, because their root system will absorb it, causing them to die. After the vine dies, you can remove it. Always consider the growth habits of any ivy you choose and select a variety that won’t harm your house.

To remove low light climbing plants, examine the structure first and look for any damage. If there is damage, consult with a professional before attempting to pull the vine down. Cut the vine about 4 inches above the ground and paint the stump with a brush killer. Wait for the vine to die off. Never pull it: Damage to the exterior may occur, according to the Chicora Foundation. Once the vine is totally off, scrub the exterior with water and a soft wire brush.

The stately look that you’ve achieved for the exterior of your home, including a healthy vine growing on the exterior, makes it resemble a house in England. However, the bugs the vines bring with them and the tracks left on the siding or brick can be unsightly and even destructive. Removing the vines on the house becomes your next project. Tackle the job before it gets out of control and be diligent when removing the vines. Weedy vines, or plants growing where they shouldn’t be, and woody vines, those that attach themselves to a structure for support, can both be eradicated with the right treatment.

Ways to Kill House Vines

Low light philodendron (Philodendron) and pothos (Epipremnum aureum) grow best either on an east-facing wall that receives only morning sun or indoors. Once they develop aerial roots, they search for places to attach themselves. Aerial roots are roots that are above-ground and need an attaching structure to grow. If they start to overtake or damage your property, they need to be removed.

Arm yourself for battle when undertaking the removal of weedy vines. It will take time to wrest control, according to Louisiana State University. Wait until the ground is moist if you plan to pull them by hand. Be sure to get the below-ground roots, tubers, bulbs and rhizomes. If the vines are entrenched, you may have to call in experts to help with their removal, but if you cull the vines regularly, the chore won’t be as difficult.

English ivy (Hedera helix), one of the most popular exterior vines, is grown as a potted plant, ground cover or wall accent. It’s also an invasive enemy, according to Bob Vila. It grows up, down, horizontally, attaches itself to other plants, blocks out sunlight and is completely destructive if not controlled. Wisteria (Wisteria) has been known to pull the gutters from a roof. Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) wanders unchecked. In many regions of the country, anything planted along your south wall is fodder for wild expansion, according to Southern Living.

Removing Low Light Climbing Plants

When growing on a house exterior, ivy requires diligent maintenance so it doesn’t grow out of control. English ivy can rot wood, destabilize your exterior décor, and grow fast and furious. Erecting a trellis protects the stucco or brick and helps corral the ivy. A sunny patch is preferable for placement as dark areas are breeding grounds for mold and mildew.