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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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