Glechoma hederacea, also called Creeping Charlie, is an purple- . Creeping Charlie is found growing in sandy soil as well as in areas of shade once suggested as a groundcover. Creeping Charlie will choke out more desirable crops including vegetables, flowers and grass. In the event that you discover Creeping Charlie developing among your grass, mulching with clippings out of your own garden might only distribute this weed to another in one corner of your garden. You have to remove Creeping Charlie from the grass before it is possible to use your grass clippings for mulch. Repeated attempts may be taken by killing Creeping Charlie.
Pull the Creeping Charlie yourself, there aren’t however several weeds and in the event the issue is new. Wear backyard gloves. Be certain to get the weed or it’s going to simply return. In the event the Creeping Charlie has currently absorbed an important portion of your garden, creating hand-pulling the weed more time consuming, a tactic that is more aggressive is likely to be necessary.
Insert the tines of the rake that is de-thatching to the floor in the fringe of of the Creeping Charlie. Pull the rake toward your body. Work the rake forth and back on the floor to loosen the weed in the soil.
Collect the weeds in the lawn and get rid of these. Don’t compost the Creeping Charlie.
Mow your garden. Set the blade on the mower to cut the grass into a length of of around 2.5 to 3″ tall.
Rake empty the clippings in the bag or clippings.
Spread the clippings on the garden evenly. The layer of clippings should be no more than 1-inch thick.