How do I get rid of creeping charlie in lawn?

Asked July 5, 2018, 2:05 PM EDT

It is taking over lawn approx 18 ft x 60 ft on 1 side? Is there a pesticide that is more natural, less environmentally toxic? Will pulling them out last or will they just come back? Thanks.

Hennepin County Minnesota creeping charlie

1 Response

Hi,

Creeping Charlie (cc), a favorite of bees, is difficult to eradicate, and some people are learning to live with it. Pulling out cc can be effective at getting rid of small patches, but you have to be vigilant; it is very difficult to get all the roots.

Here is some information from the U about various ways to control creeping Charlie:http://turf.umn.edu/news/creeping-charlie-management-and-value-pollinators