How do you get rid of creeping Jenny ?

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  • Paula Paula on May 26, 2017
    You can actually move it to another pot or area of the garden, just dig as much of the root base out as possible. This perennial looks beautiful when trailing out of window boxes or pots!

  • Bobbie Bobbie on May 26, 2017
    If the plant is established in your yard, it may take two growing seasons to eradicate it. The best method of creeping jenny control is a combination of physically removing the plant and applying herbicides.
    Dig up every new plant you find and spray an herbicide, such as Roundup or Rodeo. New plants will emerge every few weeks – so keep pulling them up and spraying. Creeping jenny’s roots are very extensive and deep, so it will keep sprouting for quite some time. If you can, dig up plants before they flower, as failing to do so will result in lots of seeds and even more vigorous spread.

    Another method of controlling creeping jenny is starving it of light. After digging up all visible plants, lay down a thick layer of mulch or black plastic. With any luck, this will keep the roots from putting up new shoots and eventually kill them.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 26, 2017
    Where is the creeping jenny?

  • Tea6192923 Tea6192923 on May 26, 2017
    It is in the back yard. It is a weed familiar to the midwest

  • Mil15462713 Mil15462713 on May 27, 2017
    Please Paula, NEVER USE ROUND-UP or similar products. They kill Bees, and they are one of the major culprits in Butterflies decreasing populations ! It is bad stuff. Use vineagar, boiling water, Google Bee-friendly herbacides, non-harmful to insects. Those bees and butterflies need all the help they can get ! If only people would read up on the insects and stop recommending these products.