Lawn Weeds

AMERICAN LAWN GUIDE

simple lawn care tips for greener healthier backyard lawns
Violets In Lawns

Violets can become a nuisance weed in some home lawns, often preferring slightly shady conditions they quickly establish, take hold and spread, ruining our lush carpets of green turf. Luckily for the homeowners affected, Violets are now rather easy to control.

Violet Control In Fescue - Zoysiagrass - Ryegrass - Bentgrass

Herbicides with an active ingredient called Triclopyr are now readily available to the homeowner for use on lawns. Triclopyr is an excellent herbicide for treating and killing Violets, as well as wild strawberry and ground ivy.

Application should always be as directed on the product label, and results should be seen within 3 weeks.

Caution: Triclopyr should not be used on Centipedegrass, St. Augustine or Bermudagrass.

Violet Control In Bermudagrass - Centipedegrass - St. Augustine

Controlling and killing Violets in these warm season grasses should be done with herbicides containing Atrazine as the active ingredient. There are many options, brands and products open to the homeowner with this herbicide, many of which may also be labelled as killing Oxalis, Clover and Chickweed, or marketed as a 3 way weedkiller.

Application should always be as directed on the product label, and results should be seen within 3 weeks.