RID OF CHICKWEED - Knowledgebase Question

CHICAGO RIDGE, Il
Question by DGKG
June 13, 2009
IS THERE AN ORGANIC WAY TO GET RID OF CHICKWEED OR CREEPING CHARLIE


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Answer from NGA
June 13, 2009

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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.

Chickweed is a different type of weed and at this point about the only organic control is handpulling, roots and all. Wish I had a better solution to share!

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