Creeping charlie around shrubs

Asked April 23, 2018, 12:02 PM EDT

We just moved into a home that has mature shrubs around the house and garage. Creeping charlie is also in those areas, as well as the lawn. We are wondering if mulching around the shrubs would get rid of the creeping charlie. Do you have other strategies that would not endanger the shrubs?

Anoka County Minnesota creeping charlie horticulture

1 Response

Mulching can help, however, ground ivy will attempt to crawl over it. The most eco-friendly removal method is hand weeding. Here is a link to more information.
http://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2017/06/creeping-charlie-management-and-value.html