Getting rid of ivy can be tricky:
Ivy can look nice but it can easily get out of control and removing ivy from the walls of your property isn’t always as easy as you might think. It all depends on the type of ivy you have. The most common type of ivy found in the UK is (as you might expect) called English Ivy. We’ve found the best way is to simply pull it off starting at the top, cutting off manageable sections of it as we go and working our way down – see pictures below. Once it’s all off we can kill the roots if you want which will prevent it growing back again.
Just pulling off the ivy isn’t necessarily all there is to it:
Give us a call and we’ll endeavor to give you a detailed quote on the work that needs to be done. Usually we can do this over the phone. In most cases there are three stages to ivy removal. We can quote you for any or all of them:
- Removing the bulk of the plant and killing the roots
- Removing the leftover tendrils
- Cleaning off the stains & repairing or repainting the damaged surface
Once the ivy has been removed from the walls of your property there may be residual tendrils left that are tricky to get off. Spraying the residue with a mixture of salt, vinegar and bio degradable detergent then pressure washing or steam cleaning it usually does the trick. However, there may still be residual stains which may not come out, especially on rendered or painted surfaces. In this case they may need to be repaired, sealed and repainted.
What happens to the ivy we remove?
We do a thorough clean up and take it all away to an authorized dump site leaving your property clean and tidy.