What do I use to rid my yard of ground ivy and when do I apply it?
Ground ivy is a very invasive, perennial weed that is sometimes difficult to control. One of the most effective ways to rid your lawn of ground ivy is with the use of a Trimec-based herbicide. On an established lawn, the best time to apply Trimec is when the ground ivy is actively growing. For best results, apply it in the spring, when the weed is at an immature state. On a newly seeded lawn, you must wait until the lawn has been cut at least twice with a lawn mower before applying any herbicides, as damage may occur.
Trimec can be applied either in liquid or granular form. It is recommended that you avoid rain or water for at least 24 hours after application. This will allow the herbicide time to take effect. Because ground ivy is so invasive, repeat applications, according to label instructions, may be necessary. Once you have your ground ivy under control, maintaining a healthy, well-fertilized lawn will help eliminate the possibility of the problem returning.