In Your Lawn
Also known as ground ivy, this perennial, evergreen creeper loves moist, shady areas in your lawn.
Creeping Charlie Defined
Creeping Charlie is a perennial, evergreen weed in the mint family. A native of Europe, it spreads by seeds and creeping stems that root wherever they touch the ground. It prefers moist, shady areas, but can tolerate sun.
Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy, is a perennial, evergreen creeper that loves moist, shady areas. It has scalloped leaves that form on the end of long leaf stalks. Since it is a member of the mint family, the creeping stems are square. Light blue-purple flowers bloom from late-spring to early-summer. Used by the ancient Saxons for brewing beer, it was brought to this country from Europe for medicinal purposes. It's now found all across the country, except in the Rocky Mountain states. It spreads by rhizomes and seeds, and forms thick mats in the lawn.
Prevention and Maintenance
Prevent Creeping Charlie in your Lawn
A healthy, maintained lawn is the first defense against Creeping Charlie. A well-fed lawn grows thick and is better able to crowd out weeds and prevent weed seeds from germinating by blocking sunlight's access to the soil.
Treat Creeping Charlie in your Lawn
To control a large Creeping Charlie problem in your lawn, use Ortho® Chickweed, Clover & Oxalis Killer for Lawns with the Ortho® Dial N Spray® Hose End Sprayer. If you have a small Creeping Charlie problem, spot treat with Ortho® Weed B Gon® Weed Killer For Lawns in a Ready-To-Use form. When used as directed, it kills broadleaf weeds without damaging your lawn.