I spot treat to control perennial weeds, including ground ivy, in my lawn....

Asked July 28, 2017, 12:06 PM EDT

I spot treat to control perennial weeds, including ground ivy, in my lawn. Can you advise the best product to use and the optimal time for application?

Cuyahoga County Ohio

1 Response

Ground ivy control from herbicide applications will be temporary, at best, unless the growing conditions that initially encouraged the infestation are improved. Combining good maintenance practices with judicious herbicide use is the best strategy to combat ground ivy in the lawn. Always read, understand and follow the directions on the herbicide label. For more suggestions see the Michigan State University Extension Bulletin on the www at: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/files/e0006turf.pdf