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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. Crossbow Herbicide

    Crossbow Herbicide has two active ingredients, 2,4-D - 34.4% and Triclopyr - 16.5% for use of unwanted woody plants. Crossbow Herbicide provides excellent control of woody plants and brushes such as poison oak without harming grasses. It is a selective, post-emergent herbicide, which also provides control of annual and perennial broadleaf weeds. There are no grazing restrictions, except lactating dairy animals, and it is rain fast within two hours. Learn More
  3. Everett Herbicide

    Starting at: $59.90

    Everett Herbicide is a low volatile weed and brush herbicide with two active ingredients, 2,4-D and Triclopyr . This post-emergent herbicide controls unwanted trees, brush, annual and perennial broadleaf weeds such as birch, ash, clover, poison ivy, poison oak, clover, cocklebur, kochia, pigweeds, sowthistle, henbit, ground ivy, dandelion, milkweed, ragweed, and other listed weeds and woody plants.

    Spray Everett Herbicide in non-crop areas, rangeland, conservation reserve program (CRP) acres, fence rows, roadsides, and industrial sites.

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  4. 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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  5. 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
  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. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Sureguard Herbicide- 5 lbs

    Starting at: $740.50

    Out of stock

    SureGuard Herbicide - Long Lasting

    SureGuard Herbicide is a pre and post emergent herbicide for a broad spectrum of grassy and broadleaf weeds for landscape weed control. It keeps the weeds away from trees and shrubs in ornamental beds. It also may be used as a bare ground (soil sterilant) herbicide that lasts up to 8 months. As a pre-emergent herbicide, it provides suburb, long residual control of tough weeds such as spurge, bittercress, oxalis, common groundsel and crabgrass. Not only is it long lasting, but has very low use rate; I lb covers up to 2 acres.

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