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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. Speed Zone Broadleaf Herbicide- Gallon
    $89.25

    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
  2. Bonide Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer Concentrate-Pt 061

    Starting at: $18.65

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    Bonide's Chickweed, Clover, and Oxalis Killer has a combination of three different active ingredients. This powerful systemic herbicide kills clover, chickweed, knotweed, cocklebur, oxalis, thistle, plantain and many other species of broadleaf weeds. Bonide's Chickweed, Clover, and Oxalis Killer Concentrate, #061 covers 5,000 square feet.

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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Alligare Triclopyr 4 -Gallon and 2.5 Gallon

    Starting at: $38.90

    Alligare Triclopyr 4 Qt

    Alligare Triclopyr 4 with Triclopyr 61.6% is more economical than other Triclopyr 60.0% products such as Remedy Ultra and Garlon 4.

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  8. Hi-Yield Triclopyr Ester

    Starting at: $31.50

    Hi-Yield's Triclopyr Ester with Triclopyr Ester 61.6% is a specialty herbicide for the control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds in cool season turf. It is very effective on the hard to control weeds like ground ivy, wild violets, clover, oxalis, field blindweed, and more. It is also used for hard to kill woody plants like poison ivy. Make 2-3 applications, 10-14 days apart. It also suppresses bermudagrass in fescue lawns by applying in once a month in the summer months. .

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  9. 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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  10. 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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