Creeping Charlie - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ko8137
June 30, 2010
Don't know if my email went through but anyway I have this pest all over the yard and have tried several cures but nothing seems to destroy Creeping Charlie.


Your advice is most appreciated in this regard and

Thank you,


Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010
I've had many Creeping Charlie questions today, so I'm not sure if I answered yours or not. Anyway, 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.

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