How Is Boric Acid Used in the Garden?

Borax, or boric acid, is used as an organic weed killer on invasive species of ivy. Its long-term effects are not known. It may also kill other garden plants, so use is not advised.

Keywords: borax, ivy, control

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Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.