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creeping charlie

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by dmoney, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. dmoney

    dmoney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    looking for advice on the best methods for getting rid of this pesky weed. also does momentum control it?
  2. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Any 3-way containing 2-4,D and/or dicamba should control Creeping Charlie (Ground Ivy). If you have quite a bit, do a second application in 2-3 weeks.

    Its a perennial that may reappear in spots over time, but you can spot spray it if it does.
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,823

    Confront is very effective, though not labeled for residential turf any longer. Speedzone and products like triplet, trimec, lesco three way, are effective. You probably should apply in the fall .Do a couple of apps 2-3 weeks apart.
  4. mikesturf

    mikesturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 795

    Speedzone works great for me, very easy to get rid of.
  5. Norm Al

    Norm Al LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,227

    you may need pennicillin if you have creeping charlie.
  6. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Posts: 1,456

    I remember my dad telling back in when he was an A-Base Commander in Nam well set Claymores took care of Creeping Charlie.....
  7. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    wait until fall and hit it with a ester-based herbicide, like low vol 3, chaser, or any herbicide that has triclopyr in it. about 1/3 the cost of speedzone and you get 2.5gal, not 1gal.
  8. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    "Chaser" (ester) knocks it out in one app...especially if it's sprayed when it's hot (summer).

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