Ground Ivy, also known as Creeping Charlie in Newnan, Georgia is a common evergreen perennial weed belonging to the mint family, Lamiaceae. As a member of the mint family, ground ivy shares characteristics of an aromatic smell as well as a square stem. This type of weed is most commonly found in moist, shaded environments, where turf stands may be weak or thinning. However, this little guy is quite invasive and can survive in sunny environments as well. Creeping Charlie is identifiable by its kidney shaped leaves and by the blueish to purple flowers arranged in groups of three at the leaf axis. The best defense against creeping Charlie in Newnan, Georgia lawns is to maintain your grass with appropriate cultural practices as well as a scheduled treatment plan. A vigorous and abundant turf stand will discourage any weed invasion. Are you feeling bound by the ground ivy in your lawn this summer? Call Nature’s Turf today!