Re: Rampant Weed Round Up
When the iris goes dormant, dig up the bed and separate the bulbs from the vines and other unwanted vegetation. From there I would amend the soil, install or repair irrigation to the area, and then replant the iris when you've finished. Any new growth of poison ivy should be easy to pull with a gloved hand which will keep it from taking hold and spreading.
You can minimize your exposure by wearing long sleeves, long pants, and work gloves. If you're really worried you can duct tape your gloves and pant cuffs to prevent skin from peaking out. Once you're finished, put all your clothes into the washing machine, and take a bath with cool water and Fels-naptha soap. A cool bath willkeep your skins pores closed, preventing the oils of the poison ivy from causing irritation.
Don't forget to wash your gloves and shoes with your clothing, and you're going to want to wash down any tools you've used in the area as well.
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