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The wires do indeed go to the sprinkler system. There turned out to be a 4th white wire I hadn't yet uncovered. The two sets provide the current to open control valves for the two zones on the other side of the driveway. I finally got input from a professional sprinkler repair company. They were baffled at first, because the pipes appear to go all the way ...


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I can't answer your direct question, but to build on other suggestions - instead of just cutting off the vine and painting herbicide on it, get a container large enough to hold several feet of vine (e.g. a milk jug). Feed the vine into it, then fill it with herbicide. This will avoid any overspray on the tree, but also let the entire vine & leaves ...


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Cut the ivy off at the base of the vine and immediately paint undiluted Glyphosate (Roundup) on the cut surface above the roots. This herbicide is systemic and will kill the roots. Be careful not to spill it around the roots of the tree however. keep an eye on the area to make sure no more ivy grows. Repeat the process if necessary. You can let the upper ...



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