Many property owners in Texas face the challenge of dealing with an unwelcome guest known as creeping Charlie. Creeping Charlie, also called ground ivy, is a persistent and invasive weed that spreads quickly, choking out your grass and stealing its nutrients. You can prevent creeping Charlie with pre-emergent weed control treatments. However, if you already have this weed growing on your lawn, a post-emergent weed control treatment is the best way to eradicate it. For long-term prevention and management, enrolling in a professional weed control program is highly recommended. Professional lawn care experts have the knowledge, experience, and access to specialized treatments to effectively combat creeping Charlie and keep it and other weeds off your turf.

What is creeping Charlie?

A bed full of creeping charlie weeds on our potential client's property in Frisco, TX.

Creeping Charlie, also known as ground ivy, is a perennial weed that can quickly become a nuisance on your lawn. It is characterized by its low-growing habit, creeping stems, and kidney-shaped leaves with scalloped edges. The leaves are also dark green, and it produces small, purplish-blue flowers in the spring.

Creeping Charlie spreads via seeds, stolons, and rhizomes, allowing it to quickly establish and form dense mats throughout your turf. It also thrives in moist and shaded areas but can tolerate a variety of soil conditions.

Creeping Charlie is particularly problematic on lawns that have poor drainage, compacted soil, or thin grass cover.

How can you prevent creeping Charlie from popping up on your lawn?

The best way to prevent creeping Charlie from popping up on your lawn is with pre-emergent weed control treatments. Pre-emergent herbicides work by creating a barrier in the soil that inhibits this weed from sprouting above the surface. However, it’s important to note that these treatments are most effective when applied before a certain point in the weed growth cycle, making timing crucial.

What’s the best way to control an existing creeping Charlie infestation on your lawn?

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If you already have an existing creeping Charlie infestation on your lawn, the best approach is to use post-emergent weed control treatments. Post-emergent herbicides are designed to target and eliminate actively growing weeds, as they're applied directly to them. Once they are, they seep into the soil and kill it at its roots. You'll want to utilize these treatments throughout the year whenever creeping Charlie shows up on your lawn.

Keep your lawn free of creeping Charlie by enrolling in a weed control program.

To effectively prevent and control creeping Charlie, as well as other common weeds, enrolling in a professional weed control program is highly recommended. These programs typically include regular pre-and post-emergent treatments throughout the year to prevent and eliminate weeds on your lawn.

Professionals have the knowledge and experience to effectively keep creeping Charlie from overrunning your turf. They tailor their weed control schedule according to what's best for lawns in Texas and use only top-quality products to ensure exceptional results. By enrolling in a weed control program, you can enjoy a weed-free lawn while saving time, effort, and frustration associated with weed management.

Sign up for our weed control program and tell creeping Charlie to take a hike!

If you want to keep creeping Charlie off your lawn, look no further than our weed control service! At CitiTurf, we'll routinely apply our pre- and post-emergent weed control treatments throughout the year to prevent and eliminate existing growth. What's more, this service also includes fertilization applications to bolster healthy, verdant grass growth!

Our team is committed to delivering outstanding results, which is why we guarantee your satisfaction! We offer our weed control program to residential property owners in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and surrounding areas in Texas. Give us a call today at 972-516-0001 to enroll and say goodbye to creeping Charlie and other pesky weeds for good!