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Creeping Charlie infestation

Posted by a2zmom Z6 - NJ (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 10, 13 at 23:14

My lawn is heavily infested with creeping charlie (ie ground ivy). I really need to kill everything and just start from scratch.

To that end, if I lay cardboard over the whole thing and cover it with three inches of compost, would that be enough to kill it off? I'd strongly prefer not to use chemicals if I can.

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RE: Creeping Charlie infestation

  • Posted by SC77 6B (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 21:02

Clear plastic will probably get the job done faster. The technique is called Solarization and it works well. This will literally kill all of the soil life, so be sure to add compost and compost tea after completing to bring it back to life.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soil solarization: A chemical-free way to get rid of weeds and unwanted grass

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