How do I control creeping Charlie in my lawn?


How do I control creeping Charlie in my lawn?


Ground ivy (“creeping Charlie”) in lawns can be controlled with broadleaf herbicides.  Products that contain 2,4-D or triclopyr are most effective.  2,4-D is an active ingredient in many broadleaf herbicide products.  Triclopyr can be found in Ortho Weed-B-Gon Chickweed, Clover, and Oxalis Killer for Lawns and a few other products.  In Iowa, herbicide applications should be made between mid-September and November 1.  Two applications are necessary to effectively control ground ivy.  The first application should be made in mid to late September, the second a month later.  

More detailed information on control of creeping Charlie can be found in this article: Control of Ground Ivy (Creeping Charlie) in Lawns and Gardens

Last updated on
February 10, 2023