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#1 Bill 76 ONLINE  

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:00 PM

Can anyone help me get rid of the creeping charlie that is starting to take over my yard? From what I hear I was to treat it in the fall well it's to late for that.I have read about it and now confused more.
I read that trimec works but not sure where to get it or if it would work.The lawn center has not been much help.
Anyone got any good ideas on what would kill or control this pest that is starting to really tick me off.
Oh yeah I also don't want to kill the grass that I still have.
Thanks much Bill
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Posted May 09, 2014 - 04:39 PM

Sometimes I get satisfaction just by hand pulling pests. Second option is a string trimmer every week. I dont trust the chemicals. My wife likes to cover pests with black plastic to kill them. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:39 PM

I have used Trimec. It does a good job. I used it in a 2 gallon Sprayer and just spot sprayed.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:54 PM

So that is what that stuff in front of the house is. I was thinking this was a Vietnam flashback thread at first. The chickens killed most of it back when we had 20 chickens. However the coyotes thinned the flock and now charlie is back.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 09:49 PM

the cure came from an old Bohemian gardener my brothers wifes grandfather.
Go to the grocery store and get a big box of Boraxo laundry soap. Spread it straight on the patch of creeping charlie. I used one of those scotts hand crank spreaders that sells for about $7.
Trust me it works!

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 10:20 PM

I am not sure what it is? Pictures please. I have some thing here that's grows long. Don't know the name of it, could be called something else here in PEI. Noel
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Posted May 09, 2014 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the input guys--

Pulling it is out of the question,just to much of it to do by hand.

I guess I try the boraxo or the trimec if I can find it.



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 11:39 PM

So that is what that stuff in front of the house is. I was thinking this was a Vietnam flashback thread at first. The chickens killed most of it back when we had 20 chickens. However the coyotes thinned the flock and now charlie is back.

The village won't let us have more than one chicken,guess their looking out for my health,Don't want me eating to many eggs,Ya right.

But you may have given me a idea---if all else falis maybe I will whip up a batch of napalm and burn this stuff outa my yard.



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Posted May 10, 2014 - 12:17 AM

I am not sure what it is? Pictures please. I have some thing here that's grows long. Don't know the name of it, could be called something else here in PEI. Noel

Noel heres a picture of the weed, I think it's creeping charleybills pictures 062.JPG

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 05:45 AM

Trimec works and doesn't bother the grass.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 03:11 PM

Yes, I have seen that type of leaf before. Vines grow a long the ground around the grass and keeps spreading with the leafs coming up some. Nasty stuff.  Thanks Bill   Noel


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 08:40 PM

you can also use 2-4-d    its the main ingredient in trimec,  will not touch the grass just put Charlie in its place. 



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 08:52 AM

So that's what that stuff is, it's all over at my mom's house.



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Posted May 20, 2014 - 08:49 PM

its best to apply trimec or 2-4-D now while the dandelions are out to get them too. otherwise wait till after labor day , that way they are good for next year.
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Posted May 21, 2014 - 08:08 AM

It's hard to hand pull. The stems break easily. When you mow it, the pieces spread by the mower tend to reroot.

 

Also, I have found that the 2, 4-D sold to the farmers is a lot more potent that the stuff sold to homeowners.


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