Common Blue Violet

Asked May 7, 2018, 9:01 PM EDT

Hello - what is the best way to get rid of common blue violets that have infiltrated patches of lawn without killing the grass as well?

Hennepin County Minnesota lawns and turf weed removal wild violets horticulture

3 Responses

There are herbicides that will kill clover but not harm your grass. Visit your full service garden center and ask for help. But, read the label yourself. You want a selective herbicide that will kill only what you want it to kill and not your grass.

Thank you for your response - so just to clarify clover and violets will respond to the same herbicide? No need to remove the rhizomes?

Read the label. If both are listed, it will work. If not, it will work only for the one listed. Rhizomes need not be removed.