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In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to remove ivy from a house.

Steps:

1 Gently pull ivy from house.
2 When necessary, cut stubborn ivy from house with hand pruner.
3 Scrape siding to remove dead branches and dried leaves.
4 Sand the siding with orbital sander to remove stubborn ivy stains and residue.
5 Cut the ivy stems close to ground with loppers.
6 Collect ivy and stuff into plastic trash bags.
7 In spring, brush herbicide onto leaves of ivy stem to kill plant.
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