how to get rid creeping charlie

what is the best way to get rid of creeping charlie?? i have some in my front yard but can not get rid of it. i live in iowa. i do the scotts step program but it will not go away. thanks
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Brandon Herlein wrote:

BWaaaahahahahahaha! YOU think YOU can eliminate creeping charlie? Mankind has been trying to eliminate cc for thousands of years and no solution short of a 5 kiloton nuke has bee found to be effective for more than two weeks.
Good luck trying, sucker.
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Great advice..NOT! If Brandon is talking about ground ivy (commonly called creeping charlie), then wee b gone will control it. It will require more than one application, and the biggest problem is eliminating the source. i/e it's usually vining from surrounding property or beds.
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Brandon Herlein wrote:

I'm in central Iowa. Weed and feed seemed to have no effect on the creeping charlie. I had a pro spray company come in the first year. Cost about $100.00 for 3 treatments. They killed it although for the first month it looked like the creeping charlie was still healthy. Then one morning I went into the yard to nothing but brown creeping charlie and bare spots. Raked the creeping charlie carcasses and reseeded the bare spots. A little weed b gone, spot sprayed, twice a year in a 2 gallon pressure sprayer and the creeping charlie has been under control for 15 years despite my neighbors refusal to spray his yard. Spring seems to be the best time to spray creeping charlie. Also, it seems to help if you keep your grass at 2" or longer. Keeps it thicker and the weeds can't get a good purchase on the soil.
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Brandon Herlein wrote:

My neighbor used Roundup and it killed the creeping charlie and all of the grass around it. I used Weed-B-Gon Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns and it just killed the creeping charlie. The regular Weed-B-Gon takes two or three applications to kill it.
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Multiple applications of a liquid weed control in the spring when it's actively growing.Wait 2 weeks between applications. A selective herbicide is what you want, not a non-selective one which will kill the grass as well.
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