ivy - Knowledgebase Question

White Lake, Mi
Question by Toolman2E
June 20, 2009
I have green Ivy with tiny blue flowers growing in a sunny area of my lawn. How do I get rid of them? Thanks,Tim

Answer from NGA
June 20, 2009


Ground ivy or creeping charlie is difficult to control. Hand digging is the best first step but many gardeners have had success using a borax solution. Dissolve 10 oz. Twenty Mule Team Borax in 4 oz. (? cup) warm water. Dilute in 2.5 gallons of water. This will cover 1,000 square feet. If you have a smaller area to treat, cut the "recipe" accordingly. The borax won't harm your turf but will overwhelm the roots of creeping charlie. Hope it works for you!

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