What is Creeping Charlie and How Do I Control It?
Creeping Charlie is a low-growing perennial weed that prefers the shady areas of your lawn. Learn how to make the creep take a flying leap.
No, it’s not that nosey neighbor from down the block. Creeping Charlie (AKA Ground Ivy) is a perennial, low-growing lawn weed with rounded, scalloped leaves on the end of long leafstalks. It thrives in moist, shady areas like under trees, in garden plots, and other parts of your yard.
Got the nose of a hound? If you’re mowing your lawn and notice a minty odor, there’s a good chance creeping Charlie has creeped into your yard.
MAKE THE CREEP TAKE A FLYING LEAP IN 3 EASY STEPS.
Take mowing to new heights
Mowing at the right height for your lawn allows the grass to grow thick and develop a deep root system to help crowd out the creepers.
H2Oh, not too much
Lawns only need an inch of water per week, so whenever possible avoid sprinklers and just let Mother Nature do her thing. If you must use sprinklers, water deeply but not too often.
Reach for Roundup® For Lawns
Nip creeping Charlie in the bud for next season by applying Roundup® For Lawns in the fall.
AND THE CREEPING CHARLIE IN YOUR GARDEN BEDS?
If you have ground ivy creeping through your garden beds, fear not. Use Roundup® Ready-To-Use Weed & Grass Killer with Sure Shot® Wand to kill creeping Charlie to the down to the root.