I'm just tidying up before the electrician comes AGAIN!
Oh my GOD I could scream. The electrician just spent 2 hours trying to figure out the problem and he is stumped!! He tested everything and it's all fine so now he has to come back with a co worker and examine the full house 😐 I have to take all my flooring up in the bedrooms by the time they next come. I wanna die.
Killing English Ivy with Herbicides One of the reasons that killing English ivy is difficult is because the leaves of the plant are covered with a waxy substance that helps prevent herbicides from penetrating into the plant. So, in order to be effective at killing English ivy, you have to get through that barrier. The first thing you can do to make herbicide more effective for removing ivy is to use it in the winter on a sunny day. The cool temperatures make sure that the spray does not evaporate quickly and gives the herbicide more time to penetrate into the plant. The sun helps keep the wax on the leaves more pliable and more easily penetrated.
Topical chemicals used for killing ivy are only effective when the temperature is somewhere between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (15ºC to 32ºC). You’ll also want to work on a day with minimal wind in order to prevent any chemicals from blowing onto nearby gardens and landscaping.