Asked on Apr 5, 2019

How do I kill weed creeping charlie?

WENDYRedcatcecDebbie K


Lawn infested with creeping charlie weed .Is there way to kill it without killing the lawn along with It?

5 answers
  • Betty Albright-Bistrow
    on Apr 5, 2019

    Hi Pat!

    We have to deal with this every year as well. It comes from our neighbors yard because they don't do any weed control.

  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 5, 2019

    You may have to try a weed and feed fertilizer so that you can kill off the weeds and make the grass grow healthier at the same time.

  • Debbie K
    on Apr 5, 2019

    Hi Pat, If you are not opposed to using chemicals on your lawn, there are herbicides that will kill creeping Charlie. Look for a broadleaf herbicide that containsthe chemical triclopyr or dicamba.

    For a natural killer, try To kill weeds, use a mix of Dawn dish soap, Epsom salts and vinegar. To get rid of creeping Charlie, use borax (as in 20-Mule Team Borax) instead of conventional lawn chemicals. ... If you pour it piping hot on small weeds, it will likely kill them, careful not to get it on plants you like

  • Redcatcec
    on Apr 6, 2019

    Hi Pat,

    This weed invades us every year from the neighbor, what a fiasco! We have done raking and pulling (easier after a good rain), also have taken it up with a pitch fork. It always returns with a vengence.

    The video from Betty looks like a good way to solve the problem without much effort and/or expense. Give it a try and write back to us with how you did.

    on Apr 6, 2019

    way back when in California these plants were sold as house plants. I have a few that were my moms as house plants now. lol

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