What's the best killer for creepin charlie

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Huck, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. Huck

    Huck LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Hi, I have a problem with creeping charlie,(I think it's called ground ivy??). I have tried a concentrate called "Weed-Out",but this stuff doesn't seem to faze it.I have tried raking it up, but this is too much work,as I have an acre of grass.I have tried Scott's Turf Builder Plus 2, which is supposed to take care of any weeds.It seemed to do a job on the dandelions, but not this "charlie" stuff.I would like to use something that will not kill what grass there is, but do a number on this ground-ivy.Any suggestions would be a great help,thanks,Keith(Canada):)
  2. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 424

    Try Kilex or Tri-kil. (both are the same ingredients).
    I have had success with these but it usually takes 2 or 3 applications over the season
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I've had excellent control of ground ivy w/ Lesco Mometum herbicide
    mixed w/ their spreader/sticker. Ohio State Univer. did a study on
    ground ivy control and found 2-4D seemed to give best control.
    Momentum has around 50% 2-4D. ED
  4. Mscotrid

    Mscotrid LawnSite Bronze Member
    from USA
    Messages: 1,456

    "Creeping Charlie?"

    My dad tells me a Stoner machine gun and frag grenads always did the job for him and his buddies. What's that? wrong charlie. Never mind.
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    2,4-D Doen't touch creeping charlie.

    What kills it is the Triclopyr and Clopyralid in the Momentum.

    Spraying straight Confront will be more cost-effective if you're controlling just creeping charlie.
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I don't know what 2-4D products you have used or what rates you have
    used, but I do know in my experiences that Momentum at a 4 pint per
    acre rate WILL take out ground-ivy & its the 2-4D that does the work.
  7. powerreel

    powerreel Banned
    Messages: 481

    Yes! Confront will have it curlin' by nightfall.If you need a sticker because of rainfall for 48 hours try R-11. Crossbow also will knockdown thick broadleaf,I like it in the fall. Then there's Garlon..... :rolleyes:
  8. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870


    Of course Momentum works, because of the Triclopyr & Clopyralid.

    The 2,4-D in it is for other weeds, particularly the simple stems.

    2,4-D doesn't touch Creeping Charlie.
  9. peteloare

    peteloare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Use Trimec plus in the spring while it is activly growing.
  10. hebron

    hebron LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Try Napalm.

    Great on Weeds......Tough on Neighbors.

    If that doesn't work, try and convince the customer the many advantages to having a lawn of creeping charlie. :)

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