How to kill ground ivy?

linnea56(z5 IL)May 7, 2008

My lawn is heavily infested with ground ivy, or creeping charlie (Glechoma hederacea). I was able to ID this online from the state agricultural extension site. I bought a dry combination fertilizer/weed killer (Scotts) at the hardware store, which was the only one they had. However, this weed was not mentioned on the label, (there was a picture of a dandelion), nor were the weedkiller ingredients listed. (I thought this was kind of strange: how will you know if it works, unless you know what it is formulated for and what it contains?). IÂm hoping to find a dry product, as the liquids would be really hard to apply consistently. I have a hose end sprayer but never have figured out how to set/adjust it for proper dilution. I also have many flower beds interspersed with the lawn and overspray could cause a lot of grief.

Any suggestions for a product that will work? I donÂt need anything for dandelions, but this ground ivy is starting to eat the yard. Thanks!

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Weed b Gone Max is labeled for creeping charlie.
Apply again in late fall.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2008 at 12:49AM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Thanks for the botanical name.

Try the product that bestlawn mentioned. If that doesn't work, I was just reading about it...the only person claiming to have success getting rid of it used a spading fork to get all the roots. Apparently it forms a web of roots under the soil and you have to get them all. She lifted the roots out of the soil. It sounded like she dug the entire area up.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2008 at 10:00AM
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