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Weed-opedia: Ground Ivy

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Ground Ivy

 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

What does it look like?:  Creeping square-stemmed vine.  Green kidney-shaped leaves with scalloped edges.  Small, bluish purple flowers.

What causes it?:  Shady, wet soil.

When does it show up?:  Early spring.

Best treatment plan:  Hand-pulling small infestations works, but can be tedious due to the small roots along the stem.  Spring and fall post-emergent herbicides in combination with creating conditions that are less favorable (i.e. better drainage and more sun) work best. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?  Probably a year of consistent effort.

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