Asked on May 11, 2017

How do you get rid of the "creeping jenny" in the yard?

Paulette and DougWendyLinda
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This spring our yard was over come with what I have been told is creeping jenny. It has all the little purple flowers. It is very thick. When you try to pull it it just breaks off instead of roots being pulled. It has very quickly over taken our entire yard. Is there anything I can do that will work to get rid of it or do I need to hire a professional?
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 11, 2017

    Sounds like ajuga not creeping jenny.You can trying using Orthos weed b gone.
  • Shelley
    on May 11, 2017

    That's Creeping Charlie, not Jenny. It grows underground so spraying it will do nothing. I have it coming in under my neighbor's fence in the front and back yards. All I can do is pull it from time to time so it doesn't take over. So far nothing kills it. Sorry.
  • 512181
    on May 11, 2017

    Creeping Charlie is an invasive weed. It is also called ground ivy. Ortho and perhaps others makes a specific product that will kill ground ivy, chickweed, oxalis and violets in the lawn. If the weed is in the beds, you can spray round up. It is a hard weed to get rid of. I have been using the Ortho product and it is finally dying. Creeping Jenny is a very bright lime green ground cover that spreads fast. It looks very pretty mixed with purple plants. I even plant it in pots for a bit of lime green interest. Ajuga is a spreading ground cover with purple, blue, or white spikes that bloom in the spring.
  • Linda
    on May 12, 2017

    I don't know what it's called, but if it is what we had on one side of our stucco home in CA, (it looks just like it and is sold as ground cover) it even infiltrated the home wall. When yanking and digging out the invasive ivy, it acted like a poison ivy, giving my husband blisters on his arms, but it wasn't poison ivy. Whatever you do, where protective clothing and get them into the laundry as soon as you are done working. Good luck!
  • Wendy
    on May 13, 2017

    I rip it out of my lawn. Very satisfying. Long strings of it laced all through the yard for long stretches. Pull it out a small patch at a time,
  • Paulette and Doug
    on May 14, 2017

    wow this blows my mind!! We think it started in neighbors yard. That is where it is thickest is property lines. Thanks everyone!! Sounds like I have my work cut out for me!!
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