kah – posted 25 July 2004 21:10
What can be used to kill or control the spread of wild violets -Violaceae. I understand it is a tough weed to control/kill. Centipede seems to need low rates of herbicides and violets need a lot. Suggestions on soil conditions that create growing conditions for violets and corrective action are also needed.
ted – posted 01 August 2004 13:46
violets are tough- try confront- or actually, ( although it sounds nuts!) i’ve of people painting roundup on them with a paintbrush. as usual, weeds tend to pop up in areas where it’s hostile to turfgrass, or there’s poor maintenance practices.try soil testing it.
tafische – posted 08 August 2004 22:19
I have been using Ortho Weed-B-Gone Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer for Lawns mixed with regular Weed-B-Gone.
Seems to be getting them under control. This is on Bermuda, which it is not recommended for, but it still seems to work pretty well. I would rather damage the bermuda a bit, than be taken over by Violets.
It is my understanding that it is best to really hit these things hard in fall. It takes a bunch of applications to control, but I am not sure I will ever get rid of them….
BTW – I hate wild Violets!