What is Creeping Charlie? Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), also known as “Creeping Charlie”, “Creeping Jenny”, and “Gill-over-the-Ground”, is a common perennial, evergreen weed found growing in moist and shady areas. It produces bright green, round or kidney-shaped leaves that have scalloped edges. The leaves are produced opposite each other on square (four sided), creeping stems…

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Identifying Crabgrass Crabgrass is one of the most prevalent grassy weeds in Midwest lawns. Crabgrass thrives in full sunlight and high temperatures and can easily out compete common, cool-season, desirable lawn grasses. Crabgrass is a summer annual that has a life of less than a year. It germinates in the spring, grows through the summer…

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