How to Get Rid of Invasive Trumpet Vines with Natural Home Remedies
Trumpet vines are flowering vines that can grow aggressively. Here are our top suggestions for natural remedies that can get rid of these high-climbing vines.
1. Dig up the Root System
Trumpet vines spread in several ways but the most common method tends to be through the roots. Dig up the plant and get rid of the root system. Trumpet vines tend to have large root systems so find as much of it as you can.
2. Kill the Plant with Hot Water
Cut the trumpet vine at ground level then pour boiling water around the base of the plant. It may take a couple of application before you are able to kill the full root system.
3. Spray the Plant with Diluted Vinegar
Mix white vinegar with water then spray the trumpet vines with the diluted vinegar solution. This could be even more effective if you spray the vines in full sunlight conditions.
4. Apply Rock Salt to the Soil
If you aren’t growing any other plants within the vicinity of the vines then consider applying rock salt to the soil. Add a cup of rock salt to a gallon of hot water. Once the salt has dissolved, pour the solution around the base of the plant. It can take a long time to flush out the rock salt so only use this method if you aren’t planning to grow any plants in that specific area.
Trumpet vines can prevent sunlight from reaching the leaves of other plants in the garden so try and get rid of them as soon as possible by using the above methods.