Learn how to get rid of Creeping Charlie with Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Ortho.
Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy, is a common weed found throughout the Midwest. The aggressive weed thrives in wet, shaded areas and can easily take over your entire lawn. It’s a low-growing weed with scalloped leaves – it’s part of the mint family and its vines grow quickly. With some regular maintenance, you can take back your lawn. Use these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet and Ortho.
How to Get Rid of Creeping Charlie
1. The best time to control Creeping Charlie is in the spring/early summer when the weed is in full bloom, or in the fall. Regular feedings (2-4 times a year) of Ortho Weed – B – Gone Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns can provide the nutrients your lawn needs. The weed killer helps your lawn grow thick and strong while also crowding out the weeds.
2. Don’t scalp your lawn. Mowing at a height that’s best for your lawn allows the grass to grow thick while developing a deep, strong root system.
3. Don’t over-water your lawn. Your lawn will start to wilt when it needs to be watered. Rely on the rain as much as possible to water your lawn. If you use a sprinkler, water your lawn deeply and infrequently. Read through our 5 Tips for Watering Your Lawn for more ways to keep your lawn healthier.
Your lawn is your pride and joy. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we understand. That’s why we carry everything you need to give your lawn the best care. We’re your lawn and garden experts. For more tips on weed prevention and caring for your lawn, visit our Lawn Care and Gardening blogs.