The Q&A Archives: Creeping Charlie Problem, Please Help

Question: I never had this problem until last year, which can from my neighbors lawn. But now I am infested with Creeping Charlie, Please Help?
What steps would you recommend to get rid of Creeping Charlie? Which one should I do when I mow, should I mulch or pick up grass clippings? Also does Home Depot sell a product I can use to kill this Creeping Charlie?
thank you,

Answer: Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) can be a real pest. Many gardeners have had good luck eradicating the plant by mixing 10 ounces 20-Mule Team Borax in 2-1/2 gallons of water and applying the mixture to their lawn. The boron doesn't affect the grass, but overwhelms the roots of creeping Charlie. Cool weather reduces its effectiveness so apply in May when the weather starts to warm. The University of Minnesota and Iowa State University have tested this recipe and report good results. Give it a try - you may have good results, too.

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