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New Lawn- Creeping Charlie Infestation!

I planted my first lawn a few weeks back. I had used round up on the old grass and then tilled the ground pretty deep all around. After planting my new grass I got a really bad Glechoma hederacea (creeping charlie) infestation. My bad yard seems to have grown way more than my front. I don't have a clue what to do. Some of my thoughts-

Totally scrap that back yard and start over?
Keep planting grass seed and spray in the fall?

Here are some picture sof the front yard. The grass came in patchy and it is further behind the back yard. I think I can still save it..


The back yard it has grown a ton and I just don't see how my grass can fight against this stuff...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Right now I am thinking my only option would be to hit the back yard with solarization until the end of the summer and then replant then...

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Location: Central PA

Re: New Lawn- Creeping Charlie Infestation!

mow it to the level where all the big leaves get whacked off - that'll let the sun get to the grass.

you will likely need to mow quite regularly - in the end you may have to resort to a chem weed killer - the stuff is very invasive.

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