creeping charlie - Knowledgebase Question

Rushville, Il
Question by lwisecup
February 25, 2010
Creeping charlie--short of roundup is there a way to get rid of it? I've been told it dose not like sun, shade, wet, dry,tall grass, short grass an on an on--wrong it likes them all.

Answer from NGA
February 25, 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 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. Hope so!

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