Creeping Charlie

floydbinFebruary 24, 2014

Hi
I have the front lawn full almost no more grass just creeping charlie
what should i do to get rid of it ? i tride pulling it by hand no succes $50 worth of product no succes..... what is left of option to get rid of it

Thank you in advance !

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

What product did you use?
And how and when did you apply it?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2014 at 10:46PM
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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

First be sure what you have is Creeping Charlie, "Glechoma hederacea", and then take a good look at the growing conditions. While this plant does much prefer shady, moist growing conditions it will do quite well in full sun and dry soils.
What does a good reliable soil test say about the soil pH and nutrient balance?
Some may tell you to spray with Borax, but as the article linked will tell you there is mixed results in control and Boron, an essential micro nutrient, can also poison other, more desirable plants in quite small amounts, Enough Borax to kill off Creeping Charlie can poison the soil for other plants for quite some time.

Here is a link that might be useful: controlling creeping charlie

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 6:58AM
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