Weeds - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Question by kylern07
June 24, 2007
How do you get rid of Creeping Charley


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Answer from NGA
June 24, 2007

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Creeping Charlie can be very difficult to control unless you dig them out roots and all. The problem with these weeds is that they have thick root systems which store food. If you whack the tops off these plants they usually have enough carbohydrates stored in the roots to produce new leaves and stems. So, the first line of defense is digging these pesky weeds out, roots and all. If you need to resort to chemical control, you'll want to find a selective herbicide - one that kills only broadleaf weeds, not grasses. 2-4,D is one such broadleaf weed killer. Vegetation killers such as Round-Up can kill everything it touches so be careful when using it to spot treat weeds. Best wishes with your landscape!

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