Invasive Ivy

Like a slow-motion tsunami, the ivy is out to get us…


Neighbor's yards overrun with ivy

It lurks just over the retaining wall across the back of our yard, waiting for us to drop our guard. It has already taken over most of the yards in the units across the wall from us.  It has flowed down the wall of the other units in our building, trying to drown their yards as well.

Trying to keep the ivy cut back

Like a lot of things, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe someone had beds of ivy in a previous home and wanted it again. I don’t know, it was here when we moved in. But within a few years, it had spread all across the backyards of the row of condos behind us and was spilling over the retaining wall into our yards. It soon smothered the yards of many of the condos in our building. My wife and I kept cutting it back, keeping our yard clear of it.


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