Remove vines from vinyl siding

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Old 10-24-04, 05:39 PM
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Remove vines from vinyl siding

Maybe this is a gardening question, but...
I recently bought a rental property that has vines/ivy clinging to the vinyl siding. What is the best way to remove it. Should I remove it whikle it's alive, or should I killit at the base, let it die and then remove?
Also, what easy way is there to remove the suckers, etc?
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Old 10-25-04, 08:36 PM
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I would cut the vines and pull them off. The dried suckers seem to be more difficult to remove. I would mix some soap and water in a sprayer and spray the suckers and scrub with a brush. Over time the water will soak into the suckers and soften them. The brush will help abrade the suckers off the vinyl. After the suckers are gone, you will be able to determine if any stains remain.

Vines should not grow on a house.

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Old 10-25-04, 08:58 PM
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Vines on vinyl siding

Remove vines carefully because they will have extended tendrils into gaps. Take care not do damage vinyl. Ivy along foundation takes constant monitoring and pruning to keep it off the foundation and structure.
 
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