CREEPING CHARLIE - Knowledgebase Question

HAMILTON SQUARE, Ne
Question by ERNIEMILLER2
August 6, 2009
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF CREEPING CHARLIE AND WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO DO IT?
THANK YOU,
ERMIE


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Answer from NGA
August 6, 2009

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Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea) can be a real pest. 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.

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