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Getting Rid of Wild Violets

What is the best way to get rid of violets?

Hardiness Zone: 4b

By Sue from Andover, MN


Getting Rid of Wild Violets

You call somebody like me who would love to have any flowers anywhere in the yard and have them dig them up. (05/10/2010)


By Glenn'sMom

Getting Rid of Wild Violets

Use Weed and Feed. (05/11/2010)

By yoder178

Getting Rid of Wild Violets

A weed is a plant out of place. Doesn't mean it's not a good plant, just in the wrong place. Wild violets are stubborn weeds. The principle of eradication is: weaken them, then kill them. Use Ortho Weed B Gon Lawn Weed Killer for chickweed, clover, and oxalis with 8% triclopyr. (It's stronger than the usual Weed B Gon MAX plus crabgrass). Use a standard garden hose sprayer attachment and spray the whole lawn on a dry day. Then repeat the spray 2-3 weeks later. If you try pulling them, they just duplicate from the root fragments, spread, and come back stronger. An alternative is to poison the entire lawn and kill everything, then reseed. (05/22/2010)


By 8642

Getting Rid of Wild Violets

Can't get rid of these pesky buggers? Hogwash, get a herbicide containing 60%+ of the active ingredient Triclopyr (Turflon Ester, Garlon 4, etc.). Mix 1.5 oz with 5 oz of Killex concentrate and add about 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of dish detergent as a sticker to 1 gallon of water. Spray the little buggers and repeat after 4-6 weeks. You may need to spot treat as necessary after these applications. My lawn was infested with wild violets and this combo virtually eradicated them as well as other resilient broadleaf species such as wild strawberry. (07/22/2010)

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