clover and creeeping charlie - Knowledgebase Question

Elyria, Oh
Question by bigpawes
June 2, 2010
how do I stop the spread of this aggessive pain in the grass

Answer from NGA
June 2, 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. Or, you can use Ortho Weed B Gon Max. Two applications are usually necessary so be sure to read and apply according to label directions. Best wishes with your lawn.

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