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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. Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide-Gallon

    Starting at: $48.85

    Q4 Plus Turf Herbicide has four active ingredients to control yellow nutsedge, crabgrass, foxtail, certain grassy weeds, and other troublesome broadleaf weeds in cool-season turf areas. Learn More
  2. EndRun Herbicide (Trimec)

    Starting at: $79.95

    End Run's formulation with Trimec has a pre-loaded surfactant that improves the plant uptake, increasing the spreading on leaf surfaces for accuracy in application Learn More
  3. Weed Out  with Crabgrass Killer-32 oz

    Starting at: $17.70

    Ferti-Lome Weed-Out with Crabgrass Killer (previously called," Fertilome Weed Out with Q") still has the same triple formulation of 2,4-D, Quinclorac, and Dicamba to get rid of tough weeds such as crabgrass. Ferti-Lome's Weed Out with Crabgrass Killer also controls broadleaf and grassy weeds such as Barnyardgrass, Black-Eyed Susan, Buttercup, Catnip, Chickweed, Dandelion, Dollarweed, Foxtail, Ground Ivy, Jimsonweed. Morning Glory, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Ragweed, Sunflower, Thistle, and other broadleaf weeds. It may be used on both cool season and warm season residential lawns (read the label for complete instructions and restrictions). This powerful crabgrass, broadleaf, and grassy weed killer travels through the whole weed, including the root after it penetrates the leaves.

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  4. Monterey Spurge Power - 8 oz

    Starting at: $19.50

    Monterey's Spurge Power combines three active ingredients (MCPA - 56.4%, Triclopyr Acid - 5.0%, Dicamba Acid - 3.6%) as a powerful combination for post-emergent control of such broad leaf weeds as Spurge, Clover, Dandelions, Oxalis, Creeping Charlie on residential lawns. Learn More
  5. Martin's Clear Pasture -1 Gallon

    Out of stock

    Martin's Clear Pasture with Triclopyr 61.6 % controls hard to control woody plants, mesquite, trees, heavy brush, annual & perennial weeds and more for improved grassland and long lasting brush control. Compare Martin's Clear Pasture to Remedy Herbicide (Triclopyr 61.6 %) for a more economical alternative.

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  6. Bonide Weed Beater Ultra Concentrate -16 oz

    Starting at: $27.95

    Bonide Weed Beater Ultra Concentrate is a systemic broadleaf weed killer for lawn and turf areas. As a systemic herbicide, it works on the inside, all the way to the roots. Weed Beater Ultra Concentrate can be used in warm weather and cool weather (down to 45F). Learn More
  7. 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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  8. Brushmaster Herbicide- Qt

    Starting at: $32.50

    Brushmaster Herbicide as a post-emergent herbicide controls the toughest brush such as brambles, multiflora rose, kudzu, poison ivy, poison oak, and many other listed trees, vines and broadleaf weeds. Brushmaster is an ester Trimec formulation that can be sprayed almost any season of the year with its flexible label. Many uses include roadside ditches, fencerows, shoulders, farmstead buildings and other non-crop areas. Brushmaster is a low-volatile formulation that penetrates the unwanted vegetation and kills the roots. It is tough on broadleaf weeds and brush. It will not strip treated areas of erosion protection such as chemical sterilants and is economical to use.

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  9. Speed Zone Broadleaf Herbicide- Gallon
    $90.25

    Speed Zone herbicide is specially beneficial when a quick visual result is needed, since it lives up to it's name "Speed Zone". Speed Zone is a broadleaf herbicide for turf. Speed Zone kills weeds by inhibiting growth of chlorophyll production, weed death occurs within 7-14 days. A very versatile product, Speed Zone provides broadleaf weed control fast for cool and warm season grasses. Learn More
  10. SpeedZone Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate - 20 oz.

    SpeedZone Lawn Weed Concentrate - 20 oz., 070251652402. Get SpeedZone Lawn Herbicide, Free Shipping. Speed Zone Lawn Weed Herbicide works on weeds fast. It works against tough broadleaf weeds such as plantain, clover, spurge, and ground ivy. Learn More

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