chickweed-creeping charlie - Knowledgebase Question

east syracuse, Ne
Question by jschleier
June 3, 2009
i have used ortho weed-begone for chickweed clover and oxalis killer and have applied it 3 times already and it hasn't died. i have read about TRIMEC to kill it. do you know and sell this product. it is really spreading fast. thank you john

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2009


Chickweed is difficult to control so don't give up on the Ortho Chickweed and Clover product. Apply according to label directions - repeat applications will be necessary.

Creeping Charlie is not controlled by usual means. 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. Hope it works well for you!

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