Removing creeping ivy weed - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Robert G. Dusel
Fresh Meadows, Ne
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Question by rmdusel
July 6, 2010
A perennial weed which I believe to be creeping ivy is taking over my side yard and choking out my zoysia grass. How do I remove it???

Answer from NGA
July 6, 2010
Control of ground ivy in lawns is difficult. The key to control is the use of the proper broadleaf herbicide. The most effective broadleaf herbicide products are those that contain dicamba. Trimec and Ortho's Weed-B-Gon Weed Killer for Lawns are two widely sold products that contain dicamba. Fall (mid-September through early November) is generally the best time to control ground ivy. Two applications are usually necessary. The second application should be 14 days after the first. As always, when using pesticides, read and follow label directions carefully.

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