Borax for creeping charlie?

Asked May 15, 2018, 10:57 PM EDT

1) there are several websites recommending the use of Borax for controlling creeping charlie. For instance: https://garden.org/ideas/view/paulgrow/832/Control-Those-Weeds-Creeping-Charlie/ To your knowledge does it work? 2) is it safe to dogs and humans (and other wildlife) if applied as recommended to areas of lawn?

Hennepin County Minnesota creeping charlie borax horticulture

1 Response

There can be problems with borax. Here is a link that explains why it isn't a good choice. http://hyg.ipm.illinois.edu/pastpest/200114e.html