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Ground Ivy

How to Get Rid of Ground Ivy

 

Characteristics

  • Glechoma hederacea
  • also know as Creeping Charlie
  • cool season perennial weed (year-long cycle)
  • round leaves
  • grows well in shade
  • square shaped stem
  • funnel-shaped small blue flowers in spring

Treatment

Selective

  • a wide variety of these herbicides available
  • best time to apply is the spring and fall during active growth
  • apply in 4-5 week intervals
  • do not apply during the summer
  • look for products that contain dicamba, 2, 4-D or any generic 3-way product
  • thoroughly read over the label
  • use a hand-held or backpack sprayer to broadcast in problem areas
  • Make sure to properly identify your grass to make sure that the herbicide is safe for your lawn.  Choose your grass below to filter for products that are safe for your lawn:

Non-Selective

  • spot treat for smaller areas where other vegetation will not be damaged 
  • only apply to targeted weed
  • look for products containing glyphosate as well as products labeled for bareground treatment

 

 

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  1. Blindside Herbicide

    Blindside is designed particulary for warm season turf for post-emergent tough weed problems like St. Augustine grass. Blindside acts quickly as a post emergence herbicide on over 70 weeds and sedges, including resilent weeds like Dollarweed, Ground Ivy, Doveweed and Buttonweed.

    Blindside Herbicide is formulated as a WDG (Water Dispersible Granule) containing 0.66 lb of active ingredient per pound of product.

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  2. QuickSilver Herbicide
    $161.50

    As a post emergent and contact herbicide, QuickSilver T&O is a selective herbicide for tough broadleafs in most types of newly seeded, sodded or sprigged turfgrass. In particular, QuickSilver Herbicide has shown outstanding control against silvery thread moss on Bentgrass and Bermudagrass greens and tees.

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  3. SpeedZone Southern Herbicide -Gallon

    SpeedZone Southern Herbicide is a fast and exceptional post-ermergence herbicide for weed control in sensitive southern turf grasses. It is known to work on weeds that are the toughest, such as creeping beggarweed, dollarweed, plantain, clover, ground ivy and spurge with visible results within hours.

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  4. Solitare Herbicide
    $137.95

    Solitare Herbicide is a powerful selective post-emergent herbicide which controls broadleaf weeds, annual grasses, and sedges. It is labeled for control and suppression of over 60 weed varieties in both cool season and warm season grasses

    Solitare Herbicide reduces the capability of weed reproduction for the current season. It also decreases weed populations in the seasons that follow by impacting the viability of the seeds. All of this is accomplished while providing an excellent margin of safety for desirable turfgrasses.

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  5. Trimec Southern -2.5 Gallon

    Starting at: $37.75

    Trimec Southern combines three active ingredients, MCPP, 2,4-D and Dicamba for an effective broadleaf herbicide for southern grasses. The formulation in Trimec Southern minimizes the risk associated with southern turfgrass. It controls over 90 different broadleaf weeds, including clover, dandelion, and spurge. It is exceptional on clover and chickweed.

  6. Celsius WG Herbicide
    $135.00

    Celsius WG Herbicide, got it's name from "Celsius (°C) ", temperature degree. Celsius WG Herbicide can be applied when the weather is unbearably hot, even when temperatures exceed 90 degrees (reducing risk of phytotoxicity). As a post-emergent herbicide it works very well on southern grasses such as St. Augustine, without fear of damaging turf. Celsius WG is a selective herbicide providing a broad spectrum of weed control with it's three active ingredients. Learn More

  7. Certainty Herbicide
    $90.41

    Certainty Turf Herbicide is a selective herbicide for control of annual and perennial grass and broadleaf weeds in highly managed turf, ornamental and native grass sites. Certainty Turf Herbicide with 75.0% Sulfosulfuron, controls tough weeds in residential and commercial turf. Look to kill with certainty in warm season turf, sedges (both yellow and purple), Kyllinga and other undesirable grasses and broadleaf weeds.

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  8. Dismiss South

    Dismiss South Herbicide excels in the control of purple nutsedge, as well as the yellow nutsedge, green kyllinga and other sedges, annual grasses and broad-leaf weeds. The Dismiss South formulation is for warm season turf where purple nutsedge is a problem. As a post-emergent, selective herbicide, it combines two active ingredients, Sulfentrazone - 33.33%, Imazethapyr - 6.67%. It may be applied in established turf areas including commercial, residential, athletic fields, institutional lawns, golf course roughs and fairways, and commercial sod farms

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  9. Trimec Classic Herbicide

    This classic herbicide 3 way herbicide with amine (2,4-D) has been a trusted herbicide to get rid of hard-to-kill weeds without repeat treatments. Trimec having been introduced as the first broadleaf herbicide 40 years ago has been the standard in the industry. It still maintains one of the top herbicides for intensively managed fine turf.

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  10. Dismiss Herbicide

    Starting at: $88.85

    Dismiss Herbicide, by FMC is a selective, post-emergent herbicide. It has shown to work faster than Certainty, Sedgehammer or Monument. Dismiss Herbicide is one of the best herbicides for sedge weed control in residential and commercial turf. Troublesome sedges such as green kylinga and yellow nutsedge are knocked out with visible results from one to two days. It not only attacks the surface of the weeds but better yet, gets into the soil to penetrate the sedge tubers. This penetrating soil action helps to prevent additional outbreaks of sedges. It is also labeled for the control or suppression on over 45 broadleaf weeds and grasses.

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