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Creeping Charlie/Cat's Paw

Posted by mamma2max z6 louky (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 9:21

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.
Thanks,
Angela


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RE: Creeping Charlie/Cat's Paw

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


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RE: Creeping Charlie/Cat's Paw

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.


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