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nateshirk 11-04-2013 02:31 PM

Vines....HELP
 
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So we bought this house with vines completely covering the entire fence around the pool. Both sides (if that wasn't obvious already). I just spent most of the weekend yanking it all down. I'd like to let it dry out and just burn it. How long will this take to dry enough to burn? or is there any better ideas? I don't want to have to take it anywhere because there's a ton of it. I thought of renting a chipper, but that seems expensive (over $100), and I'd have to find a tow vehicle for it. And what could I use to kill the roots and keep it away? The pic only shows a small portion of what I have to get rid of.

nateshirk 11-04-2013 02:33 PM

That's actually not the pic I was trying to post. But it does the trick.

joecaption 11-04-2013 02:55 PM

Loose the vines and you loose all the privacy.
Vines in a chipper will just wrap around blades.
Unless you pull out the roots there going to grow back.
A total vegetation may kill them but also nothing else will grow there for about a year.

Live_Oak 11-04-2013 04:03 PM

I like the living privacy fence. :yes: Much better looking than a classic chain link, that's for sure! :whistling2:

As far as burning the stuff, you'd need to wait a month or two for it to dry out enough, and then get a permit from your municipality. Or check with your local fire department first. It's been awful dry to even think about setting anything on fire. Frankly, burning it as a method of disposal isn't a great idea and is prohibited in many locations. :(

Bagging it and treating it like the yard waste that it is is the best idea. Call your local trash pickup and find out when they do yard waste pickup.

Or, if you have enough space, you can always compost it. There should be enough stems in that along with the green leaves that it should compost rather well without having to add anything else to it but some moisture and the occasional turn with a fork.

nateshirk 11-04-2013 11:30 PM

There is actually a wooden fence under it, so I'll still have the privacy. I'll look into composting. I've never done that before.

chrisn 11-05-2013 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1262237)
Loose the vines and you loose all the privacy.
Vines in a chipper will just wrap around blades.
Unless you pull out the roots there going to grow back.
A total vegetation may kill them but also nothing else will grow there for about a year.


not true at all :no:


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