If you know a poison ivy sufferer, have them TRY THIS! To quickly rid yourself of poison ivy/oak/sumac you must eliminate the oils from the plant. OTC meds only relieve discomfort. To completely make it go away, you have to make the oils go away. The oils from the plant stay w/you as the liquid seepage in the rash) and the more it seeps, the more you can spread it and hold onto the rash. Scrub yourself & sheets/clothes affected in Dawn daily. The poison will dry right up & go away!
Creeping Phlox/ATTRACTS: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. Plant in rock borders. Great for sunny slopes. Use as a groundcover to control weeds. Great as a groundcover for erosion control. Prefers slightly dry soil. Plant with Red Oak Tree. Spreads quickly. "Scarlet Flame" Hummingbirds favorite. Pull grass out of as soon as you see it, will steal the nutrients. Mulch in Winter with dry leaves. by maria.t.rogers
Poison ivy and poison oak spread by seed and by their vigorous root systems. They arrive in your yard by birds eating the berries and depositing the seeds, and, less frequently, in loads of mulch. If you have wooded or neglected areas surrounding your property, you probably have poison ivy as a neighbor, and given time, it will creep into your yard. Here are 5 ways to beat this foe into submission:
Poison ivy and poison oak have toxic oils in their leaves that cause painful and itchy skin rashes upon contact. These invasive weeds will spread quickly if you do not control them. When you notice the weeds in your yard, remove them carefully to protect you and your family. Instead of purchasing chemical products to kill the weeds, remove them...