Best Control For Creeping Charlie

  • Creeping Charlie in Lawn

Creeping Charlie…Ground Ivy…Stupid Weed!  Whatever you want to call it, it’s annoying, and worse yet, it creeps.  And it creeps quickly.  Today it’s a small weed, tomorrow it’s everywhere!

Creeping Charlie (officially called Ground Ivy) is a vine that grows close to the ground and produces tiny purple flowers. It can’t be pulled because the vines have little nodes where each leaf grows. These nodes will form roots if they come in contact with the soil.  This is the reason why Creeping Charlie is such a pesky weed. Every node can turn into a new plant if left behind.

Creeping Charlie is considered a broadleaf weed but is not controlled by all broadleaf herbicides.  Earl May’s Super Brush and Weed Killer contains a substance that will kill creeping charlie but it has to be applied at the right time, early spring and fall is best.

Simply add our specially formulated Super Brush & Weed Killer with Turbo Spreader Sticker. For best results, you will want to spray twice, 7-10 days apart.

 Early prevention of weeds is the key to success of making your lawn look great!  Earl May offers lawn care programs, premium grass seed, and expert advice to help you grow some great looking blades of grass!


  1. Randy July 31, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Great info about catching weeds early. Once they start growing it can be hard to stop!

  2. Jeff October 24, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Do you sell Q4?

  3. Susan Fulster September 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    Our lawn-mower person mows 5 lawns every week.
    It really spreads that creeping charley because he is spreading the weed from lawn to lawn.
    I told him to wash the mower everytime he changes lawns to
    prevent spreading that weed. We never had creeping charley before and
    now we have it because it came from one of his other lawns he mows.
    We can’t spray or use the weed killer to get rid of the weed if he does not
    clean his equipment first…so that is the problem we’re facing…

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