creeping charlie - Knowledgebase Question

Waterloo, Io
Question by emarkanddeb
June 14, 2009
whats best for getting rid of it ive tried ortho and some others nothing works


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Answer from NGA
June 14, 2009

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If creeping charlie is well established in your lawn, use this home remedy to control it: mix 10 ounces of 20-Mule Team Borax (available at your grocery store in the laundry soap section) 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 charlie. Cool weather reduces its effectiveness, so apply in May or June when the weather starts to warm. The University of Minnesota and Iowa State University have tested this recipe and report good results. I hope it is successful for you, too.

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