“What is the best ivy to grow on my home?”
“Will growing ivy damage my home?”
These are both questions I get asked a lot on social media.
As many of you know, we have a lot of ivy currently growing on our own red brick home.
Through trial and error and a lot of research, here are the types of ivy you should and should not use on your home’s exterior.
Choosing The Best Ivy Walls For Your Home
Ivy covered walls are a beautiful, time honored way to enhance the exterior of a home.
Ivy walls often bring to mind images of old mansions, forest cottages, and grand European estates.
For many people, the idea of allowing ivy to decorate the exterior walls of their home is appealing, however, it can cause a lot of damage if you’re not careful.
Fortunately, there are ivy plants which will not compromise the integrity of your home’s construction.