Lawn chemical applications
Kent County Michigan
Hello. If your winter lawn food is an N-P-K fertilizer you can put the shredded leaves/grass immediately in your garden beds. However, the Weed Beater Ultra is a whole different thing. That product will kill everything whether grass or a broadleaf and when the plant dies back it would be best to dispose of it and not use it for mulch/compost. Also, you may find that more than one application is needed on the ivy. Ivy has waxy leaves and so the pesticide does not always stick to the leaf. It is also important to pay attention to the temperature when using a product, if it is too cold it may not be effective.