What is this, and get rid of it


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Hi,
My lawn is now filled with this. I live in NY.
What is it? How do I stop this from growing?
 

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It's Creeping Charlie, and you're basically doomed.

Technically there are ways to fight against it, but it involves the use of dangerous chemicals. For me personally, I'd rather have a flowering weed than dangerous chemicals in my yard. If you're willing to take the risk, you'll want an herbicide that kills broad leaf plants, and the best time I've heard to kill it is in spring while it's flowering or in fall after the first frost. The only other way to remove it is by pulling it by hand, which is not an option if it's taken over your yard the way it's taken over mine.

For me personally, Charlie has taken over my entire neighborhood, so even if I took on the impossible challenge of getting rid of it, it'd just creep right back in from all angles.
 

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