chemical warfare

fiddlrs3(NE Illinois)May 17, 2008

While much of my lawn is given over to native plantings, the remaining lawn has a bad infestation of creeping charlie, and to a lesser degree, dandelions. I am doing battle ith my wife( friendly) an a neighbor (decidedly unfriendly) over the need to use chemicals, especially next to his wasteland of chemically induced green. Is there a non-chemical, or low chemical impact way to fight charlie, without total loss of principal?

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Check the organic gardening forum and the lawn care FAQ's within. For a preemergent "weed and feed" you can use corn gluten. The creeping charlie often grows in more shady areas so a more shade tolerant grass in that area might help.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 8:47AM
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dandy_line(3B (Brainerd, Mn))

Supposedly, a solution of Borax sprayed on creeping charlie will kill it. I say-supposedly- because I tried it and it didn't.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 9:18AM
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