Originally Posted by Jimslawncareservice
Ground ivy has a distinct smell. Its a bear to stay on top of it. Especially if your neighbors have it. The guy that works for me replanted his lawn 2 years ago. Its now choked out by ground ivy
I was going to mention that, but left it out since he didn't mention that in his OP. To me, it smells like I just cut grass covered with pepper. My neighbors on either side of me have it, but I don't. I use Scott's lawn products on my own lawn and have never had any trouble keeping it out, but yes, if left unchecked it will take over quickly.