Problem: Ground Ivy (Lawns)
Glechoma hederacea Ground ivy, also called creeping ivy, is a perennial that was originally planted in some areas as a groundcover. It has now become a major weed in the North. Ground ivy reproduces by seeds and creeping stems that root wherever they touch the soil. This plant has shallow roots and forms a dense mat throughout the lawn, crowding out grasses. Although it is found primarily in shaded areas, ground ivy also survives in sunlight.
Hand-pulling is not a good way to control ground ivy because the roots readily resprout into new plants. Ground ivy may indicate that the area is too shady for a lawn to grow.