HELP Ground Ivy/ Creeping Charlie

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by runningdeer, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. runningdeer

    runningdeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I need help getting rid of Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) also known as Creeping Charlie. I didn't fertilize/weed kill my back yard like I normally do this year being that my 2 year old daughter and her friends were always playing there. Is there anything that I can do this fall to get rid of this weed? Thanks guys!*trucewhiteflag*
  2. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,523

    Spray it with a strong broadleaf herbicide. Do it now. Momentum or 3 Way Ester II should work fine. Doubt if you'll get rid of it all in one. IT is very tenacious and will take a couple of years of spraying to get rid of it.
  3. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Quick silver works pretty good for me.
  4. runningdeer

    runningdeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    thanks guys for the info on the ground ivy. If anyone else out there has any additoinal solutions please add to this post.
  5. green_mark

    green_mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 494

    Our program is this.

    1) We lime as Creeping Charlie likes poorly drained, shade and low pH soils.
    2) We apply our Green Guardian product once per week for 3 weeks. Generally this will stop about 80% by that time.
    3) Keep spot treating all escapees. This is a never ending process.

    I like to tell my customers that controlling Creeping Charlie is like trying to keep a tiger in the corner of the cage using a whip and a chair. It's always going to be able to come back eventually. Just keep up on it before it grows out of control again.
  6. runningdeer

    runningdeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    I see that you have a link to Handy Ramps. Do they make a ramp that I could use to get my Hustler ZT into the bed of my truck without taking my life into my hands?
  7. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 346

    Yes it's hard to get rid of. The chemical does not translocate throughout the entire plant, that's why multiple applications are necessary.
  8. runningdeer

    runningdeer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    What do you use on creeping ivy?
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    We use Confront or Momentum mixed in with our 3 way.
  10. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Anything with clopyralid is the best on it, but that is no longer labled for residential. University studies showed good results with Speedzone, and Fall is the best time of year to attack these weeds as they translocate much better.

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