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dzuroff

Senior Member

Posts: 21

Location: USA

1

Friday, June 20th 2003, 7:01pm

Creeping Charlie

Boy did I learn about this stuff the hard way! I purchased a house and I have lived there now for one year. The house had been vacant for a couple years before I moved in and I later learned the previous owners did not tend to the yard all that much. Needless to say I had a jungle that needed taming! I figured I would start this year by using the Scotts 4-step plan, however... I have a serious case of creeping charlie and from what I understand it is very difficult to get rid of (Scotts Weed And Feed didn't even phase it). I have seen reference on various web sites to using Borax to kill it off, but is this really neccesary? If I overseed will the new grass eventually put a choke hold on Charlie or will Charlie not let new grass grow? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!


nestors

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Posts: 106

Location: USA

2

Thursday, December 9th 2004, 8:41am

kill with Round-up then seed
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mburnickas

Active Member

Posts: 29

Location: USA

3

Sunday, September 3rd 2006, 10:10am

use confront or drive. Round-up is not needed.
Thanks
Mike
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gregory1420

Advanced Member

4

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 2:10pm

or youmight get it with 3 way check the label on anything you buy to make sure you grass can handle the chemical

Doug rug

Unregistered

5

Friday, August 21st 2015, 9:06pm

Same

or youmight get it with 3 way check the label on anything you buy to make sure you grass can handle the chemical


True enough

Lars

New Member

Posts: 6

Location: Midland,Texas

6

Sunday, April 9th 2017, 9:42am

I have has good luck with Ortho's Weed-B-Gone, follow label directions. Borax does work, The former owners of the property I bought last year, left a quart of Fert A Loam 'Weed free Zone' spray that attaches with a garden hose. Don't know how old it is, but t price sticker show's $49.99. Good luck so far.
Hint; when using any spray, its best to apply it during a prolonged dry spell, with no rain for several day's, before and after spraying.
Dont mow for several day's before or after spraying
Don't mow too short, the more weed leaves that allowed to grow before spraying, the better the herbicide will penetrate into the plant system

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