How Do You Kill Creeping Charlie?


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To get rid of a creeping charlie infestation, mow the land, and apply dicamba-containing broadleaf spectrum herbicides at the right time of the year. The best time for implementing these methods is in early fall.

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How Do You Kill Creeping Charlie?
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  1. Select the time for implementing weed-killing techniques

    The growth of creeping charlie plants is most active in early fall. In order for the weed-killing techniques to be successful, it is crucial to implement those techniques at this precise time. Applying dicamba-containing herbicides at this time leaves the plants weakened, and they won't survive the winter season. Additionally, the herbicides can also be applied in late spring or early summer, but applying them in these times only stalls the plant's propagation, not killing it entirely.

  2. Mow the land

    Three days prior to applying the herbicide, thoroughly mow the land. Mowing the land accelerates the growing process of creeping charlie plants, and they grow more leaves. The more leaves a plant grows, the more herbicide it absorbs, leaving it weakened.

  3. Apply the herbicide

    Apply a herbicide that contains dicamba three days after mowing the land. Thoroughly apply the herbicide in the areas where the creeping charlie plants are growing. Leave the land in its current condition for at least three days, which means no mowing the land for three days after applying the herbicide.

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