Will Hudson
Will Hudson
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  • Toledo, OH
Asked on May 18, 2017

These Violets keep spreading! How can I get rid of them?

Hillela G.


In one of my flower gardens have these violets that just keep spreading and i can't get rid of them. Any ideas how to kill them off and not harm the other flowers?
1 answer
  • Hillela G.
    on May 19, 2017

    Non-selective herbicides will work, including Roundup and organic herbicides, but it takes repeated treatment to gain control as the roots can be difficult to kill.
    After the existing plants in your lawn are controlled, you will need to use a pre-emergent herbicide in spring & fall to prevent the many seeds the violets have already spread from sprouting. Further suppression is gained by maintaining a thick, healthy lawn that prevents weeds from becoming established.
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