Asked by: Serafina Cortazar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th February, 2020

What is creeping Charlie in your lawn?

Creeping Charlie is a perennial weed that grows low to the ground. A member of the mint family, creeping Charlie will produce a minty scent when its leaves are crushed and it sends out tiny, but rather pretty blue-violet flowers in the spring.

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Similarly, what kills creeping Charlie but not grass?

Use a special broadleaf herbicide containing either tricolpyr or dicamba on Creeping Charlie that has taken over your lawn—these chemicals will kill Creeping Charlie without harming your grass.

One may also ask, is Creeping Charlie bad? Being a member of the mint family, Creeping Charlie has been viewed as a positive herb medicinally and in cooking for centuries. Creeping Charlie is toxic to horses, swine, and cattle. That being said, prior to the use of hops in ale and beer, it was added for a bitter flavor.

Accordingly, how do you kill creeping Charlie naturally?

3 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Creeping Charlie in Your Lawn

  1. Pull the Weeds Out from the Ground. Don't strain your back.
  2. Use the Soil Solarization Process. If the lawn is covered end-to-end with creeping Charlie weeds then you may need to employ the soil solarization method.
  3. Apply Weed Preventer to the Lawn.

How do I get rid of ground ivy in my lawn?

Control of ground ivy in lawns is difficult. The key to control is the use of the proper broadleaf herbicide. The most effective broadleaf herbicide products are those that contain dicamba. Trimec and Ortho's Weed-B-Gon Weed Killer for Lawns are two widely sold products that contain dicamba.

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