Creeping Charlie/Cat's Paw

mamma2maxJune 16, 2006

I just bought a new house and the previous owners neglected the yard for a long time. The Creeping Charlie/Cat's Paw has invaded the entire, very large, lawn. What's the best way to get rid of it? I have a small child and several flower beds that I work in, so I am worried about the safety of chemicals.



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I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you because I have the same problem, although I have always called it ground ivy. the weed takes over everything. Let me know if you find a solution. Thanks. MsMacy

    Bookmark   June 17, 2006 at 5:03PM
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This is a very tough weed, and timing is the key as weel as specific herbicides. From a timing standpoint, you will make your best headway in the spring during and immediately after flowering or the early fall.

The herbicide choices are either the Weed-B-Gon Purple label (purple label is key) or a product called Drive (quinclorac). The Drive is the best, but you may only be able to find it at LESCO stores.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 6:40AM
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