Hello, Our backyard is divided in two by a sidewalk. One side is beautiful...

Asked May 12, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

Hello, Our backyard is divided in two by a sidewalk. One side is beautiful thick grass, the other is grass with a lot of Creeping Charlie. My wife and I have been fighting a losing battle with this weed for the better part of six years, and we have decided it is not working. My question is this, we have decided to just kill the whole area, grass and all, and then re-seed. I have used a spray that is certainly killing the grass, and some of the Creeping Charlie, but it is not wholly effective. Could I just take a power tiller and go to town on the entire area, then re-seed? Or by doing that, would I simply be redistributing the Creeping Charlie in which case it would re-sprout? Many thanks!

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Here is a link to more information. Tilling it will definably spread it everywhere.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/weed/idlist.html
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