Would love to know how to kill the wire grass in my Creeping Jenny. Any advice?
This is one of the most irritating weeds!
Here is an article that has some advice.
I would advise caution if you choose to spot treat with a herbicide, it would also kill your Creeping Jenny.
Creeping jenny is spread out about 10 by 10 feet; it usually always flourishes and is bright neon color, soft and thick. This summer it looks dried up with weeds growing in it. I haven't done anything different. I'm in zone 7. Should I fertilize?
Creeping Jenny does need regular watering and mulching can help with moisture retention and weed control.
I would not fertilize now, wait until spring.
Here is a link with more growing information.
What makes a creeping jenny turn real yellow? It's in a greenhouse now. Do they need fertilizer? More sun? Less sun? Do they like to be kept moist or more on the dry side?
The color is most likely due to the cultivator that you have of Creeping Jenny.
The variety Aurea has yellow leaves. Many times a grower uses a general tag that has the 'Creeping Jenny' name.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Growing Creeping Jenny: Growing Information And Care Of Creeping Jenny Ground Cover https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/groundcover/creeping-jenny/creeping-jenny-ground-cover.htm
I put down landscape weed control fabric in my new large garden. I put the rocks where I wanted them and then I cut 15 holes and planted the creeping jenny. They are growing but I need to know if I have to remove the landscape fabric now or later. Will they spread better with the fabric removed? Thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, I would remove the landscape cloth and allow the Creeping Jenny to fill in the area.
I recently planted an area in my garden with Creeping Jenny and love the coverage, color and effect in my garden.
Don't know the botanical name, but my "Creeping Jenny" has gotten away from me. I am not able to pull it all up because of arthritis. Is there anything I can spray on it to kill it?? It is great in hanging pots, but not so great on the ground!! Thanks
Creeping Jenny is extremely difficult to remove once it is established.
Pulling the plants along with herbicide application. In the lawn you can use 2, 4D to treat the weed.
In a flower bed you should use a herbicide that contains glyphosate or trifluralin.
Use these herbicides carefully and according to all package application directions.
I have it cascading from pots but the top leaves kept turning brown. Could it be sunburn? I do also have the same in a shaded area with the same problem. What causes this?
If the same symptom is appearing in both plants, it is unlikely to be sunburn.
If the browning is just at the tips or around the edges of the leaves, see this article:
Brown circular spots or brown fuzzy growth on the leaves is likely a fungal or bacterial disease. If none of these fit, and the whole leaves are turning brown and crispy, it could be lack of water or simply that the plants need pruning to remove old sections.
We planted Creeping Jenny on the steep hill behind our house three years ago as recommmended by the landscaper. The purpose was to control tall weed growth. The first year it did very well. Last year, three quarters of the hill had to be replaced...we have no idea what happened to the plants. Initially last spring the plants were coming back beautifully and then were simply gone. Since replanting we have been diligent about keeping control of weeds. This year the plants are coming back OK, but so are the tall weeds. We would like to fertilize the Creeping Jenny without fertilizing weeds...since basically Creeping Jenny is a weed itself. The photo is from May 2016. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance for your help!
In the early spring you can use a pre emergent, but this is only a small time frame in the spring. If you use a post emergent or weed and feed this would likely kill the Creeping Jenny.