Wild violets everywhere!

Asked May 25, 2019, 8:37 AM EDT

Good day! I have wild violets in my lawn. Several years ago I had the lawn aerated - and now they are everywhere. I've always been careful about using any type of weed control - so I have been spot treating them. Worked very hard last year - but have a good crop again this year. Any suggestions for me? What should I use to control them? Thank you.

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Here is some information for you.
https://apps.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/weed/broadleaf/basal/blueviolet.html
and here is the University's assessment of control methods
https://apps.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/weed/idlist.html#CBViolet
Another way to look at this is that your lawn is diversifying (a good thing)) and one that is resistent to some of the prsts of grass and one that adds color, scent, and bees https://extension.psu.edu/underused-native-plants-common-blue-violets
I have them and leave them alone. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/17/country-diary-wild-violets-are-an-absolute-joy-to-us-and-the-bees