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Asked by Anonymous on June 11, 2015
Grass Growing in My Ajuga Plants

Among my Ajuga ground cover I have grass growing. I can’t seem to control the grass, as I try to pull it out but there are too many. Is there a spray (or any other chemical) that will kill the grass and not kill the Ajuga? Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

A lawn weed and feed would also kill you ajuga as it contains a herbicide.
Beside continuing to hand pull the grass you could try to use vinegar in a spray bottle to spot treat the grass. You would still need to be careful how you spray it.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/use-vinegar-in-gardens.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/ajuga-bugleweed.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on August 16, 2017
Containing Ajuga

I am considering planting either silver beauty or burgundy glow around two trees that are surrounded by stone(see photo attached) Should I be concerned about the ajuga “creeping” onto the lawn?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

As you mention, Ajuga can indeed spread and creep into new areas quickly. To prevent this, you could add edging around the border in most locations, but I am concerned that this could damage the tree roots

These articles have some ideas but most of them will require regular upkeep:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ajuga/how-to-control-ajuga-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/mint/invasive-mint-how-to-kill-mint-plants.htm

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