Creeping Thyme
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invasive thyme

Zone Ishpeming, MI Zone 4 | kechamp434 added on September 6, 2016 | Answered

invasive thyme has taken over the yard of my friend. What can we do?

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Alisma
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Answered on September 7, 2016

Other than removing by hand, the best way to remove invasive thyme is using herbicides. Choose a broadleaf herbicide, since these will kill the thyme but not the grass. See this article to learn about what is available:

http://extension.illinois.edu/lawntalk/weeds/broadleaf_weed_problems_in_lawns.cfm

Organic alternatives are discussed in this article:

http://ucnfanews.ucanr.edu/Articles/Feature_Stories/Organic_Herbicdes_-_Do_They_Work/

Some other strategies for removing invasive plants are discussed here:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

Thyme is in the mint family, so the advice should apply to it as well.

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