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Question DetailsAsked on 4/28/2016

any suggestions on how to keep vines from growing as fast into my yard?

My neighbors vines are growing into my yard. Although nice to look at, they offer a breeding ground for ticks and my dog needs to be able to roam around our backyard with freedom. I'm currently trying to trim them all back but I'd love to hear any suggestions on keeping them from growing as fast.

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Certainly hacking them back - otherwise (though neighbor may object to this) spray with contact herbicide - which may kill only the encroaching parts, or may kill entire plant depending on type of plant and herbicide.

Or flame them (if in safe area to do that) with a propane torch and the property line, as the burnt ends of plants tend not to regenerate quickly like cut ends do. In fact, with vines, cutting them promotes growth at that area.

Depending on type of vines, putting up a chain link or chicken wire or similar type climbable metal fence may promote them growing up the fence at the property line instead of horizontal - cutting back the amount of trimming you need to do.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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