Ground Ivy is a common weed that can be found across North America. It is characterized by it’s kidney shaped leaves, and it’s small lavender flowers when they bloom. Ground Ivy is a perennial weed that spreads by seeds and creeping stems. It can create patches as big as 2 /12 feet long within your lawn and it’s creeping stem system makes it difficult to control. Ground Ivy thrives in full shade, and can be found from April to June. This plant can weed trough your grass and take over complete sections of the lawn. You can always pull the ivy out at the root but the best approach with this particular issue would be to call a professional to treat the lawn – this way an application can be applied to kill off the seeds as well as help prevent the possibility of regrowth from any roots that remain in the lawn.

 

Height:

1/2 Inch

length:

12 inches – 24 inches

Life Span:

90 – 120 Days

 

Due to its persistent root structure, and its small leaves, Ground Ivy may take several herbicide applications before it can be completely controlled. This is because the whole root system must be controlled before the plant will be completely eliminated from the turf.

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