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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. Bonide Brush Killer  BK32- QT

    Bonide Poison Ivy & Brush Killer BK-32 Concentrate makes up to 16 gallons and kills brush, woody weeds and vines. Get results in one application with this woody plant herbicide without harming surrounding trees and ornamentals. Kills brush and other tough weeds such as Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Dandeliion, Kudzu, Wild Blackberries and over 240 other tough weeds.

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  2. Vessel 3 Way Herbicide

    Starting at: $120.00

    Trimec 992 provides more 2,4-D (30.56%) for an extra boost for a quicker visual response for broadleaf weed control. Trimec 992 is used by lawn professionals that need a low-odor product, efficiency, and low cost-per acre of use. Trimec 992 Herbicide is a post-emergent herbicide that works in warm and cool season grasses. It is known for its fast dandelion knock-down and versatility.

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  3. 4 speed xt herbicide selective

    Starting at: $47.95

    4 Speed XT Selective Herbicide combines four active ingredients, triclopyr, 2,4-D, pyraflufen and dicamba for a powerful and fast control of more than 100 broadleaf weeds Learn More
  4. Triclopyr 3 Herbicide

    Starting at: $159.95

    Triclopyr 3 with 44.4 % Triclopyr can be compared to Garlon 3A (same active ingredient and percentage). Triclopyr 3 is a broad-spectrum woody, brush, and perennial broad leaf control specialty herbicide. Apply Triclopyr 3 on industrial non-crop areas, around farm buildings, forest sites, Christmas tree plantations, as well as right-of-ways and roadsides. It may also be used in aquatic sites which have little or no continuous outflow (see label).

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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. Bonide's Weed Beater Complete Granules

    These herbicide granules are truly complete.  It works as both a pre and post emergent herbicide and control sedges, annual grass and broadleaf weeds. Prozone Weed Beater Complete performs in both cool and warm weather.

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  9. 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
  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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