Creeping Charlie - Knowledgebase Question

madison, Wi
Question by mblewison
February 12, 2010
The only method I've found effective is having a lawn care company come and spray. Any other sure fire ideas?

Answer from NGA
February 12, 2010


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 the weeds. The boron doesn't affect turfgrass, but overwhelms the roots of creeping Charlie. Cool weather reduces its effectiveness so apply when the weather is warm. The University of Minnesota and Iowa State University have tested this recipe and report good results. Hope it works for you, too.

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