I have heard of many different things that can be used such as vinegar and bleach but both tend to have nasty side effects, such as killing everying.
What, if anything, have you used to get rid of poison oak (we have a bumper crop this year) without killing the trees, bushes and normal grass around it?
I have a huge project planned for this summer ... widening my backyard that the bamboo keeps encroaching on ... and there is A LOT of poison oak. I can't be around it and the guy that does our yard is also highly allergic. So is my mom who will probably be helping.
At this point, I will even take suggestions on what chemicals you have used. I prefer natural but I just want to get rid of the crap.
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Answer by Dardenella at 11:16 AM on May. 24, 2013
Bamboo is very invasive as you already know. The roots travel underground. So either you get rid of it all or it will always travel. It has to be dug up with the roots to eliminate it altogether. You cannot kill it entirely from above the ground. We have tons of poison oak & ivy & I use "Round Up" Concentrate. I use it in a large pump sprayer, It works very well. As long as you do it when you know it will not rain for a few days then it will not wash into the grass. It is toxic so wear long pants & gloves & don't do it on a windy day. I've tried bleach but it does not work as well.
This is the pump sprayer I use for the Round Up Consentrate:
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:07 PM on May. 24, 2013
Answer by daylily888 at 12:50 PM on May. 24, 2013