Lawn Violets: Not The Kind Of Love You Want For Your Lawn


Lawn Violets

June 4th, 2015

lawn violets close upLawn Violets are mostly found in shady areas of the lawn where the soil is moist. Although lawn violets might be a great gift from a little boy, or girl to their parents, controlling lawn violets for adults can be rather difficult and will require multiple weed control treatments throughout the season.

Not only will lawn violets spread quickly due to their thick, underground stems but the seeds they leave behind will also establish new weeds.  Lawn violets are perennials so they come back every year and without the proper control, they have the ability to take over a lawn in a just a couple short years.

The best way to go about removing lawn violets from your lawn is as follows:

  1. You can hand pull or dig them up. This technique is not as effective as the others because of the aggressive root systems that they possess.
  2. You can spot treat them but be sure to use the correct chemicals, because violets have a waxy coat over their leaves that will sometimes disallow any type of herbicide to even penetrate thelawn violets leaves. Some chemicals will also kill grass so make sure to be careful as you apply or consult with a professional if you would like more advice.
  3. Improving your lawn maintenance is the best, long-term solution for the best results. A healthy lawn will choke out the weeds, so the more maintenance you can provide to your lawn, the better the results will be.

If you would like more information on weed control options for violets Please call 1-800-533-6330.