Does Brush-B-Gone Kill grass? Wild Violets.

I am trying to kill wild violets that are taking over the lawn. The instruction mention that it could kill my grass, but other post I read on the news groups say it ok to spray on the grass. Anyone tried it before on their grass?
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OMG, wild violets!!!! Get the chemicals out, they might <shudder> flower.
You're a nut. What sort of moron freaks out over violets in their grass.
I always have said that grass brainwashes people. This is yet more evidence.
Please, tell me, what is so important about grass, that other plants should be prevented from being around it?
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theoneflasehaddock wrote:

That's what I thought when I first moved up north and there were violets in the lawns. I thought it was wonderful -- I even transplanted some into the flower beds. Once the violets know that you want them there, they don't even have pretty flowers anymore, they immediately revert to little white flowers that are not exactly ugly but they're not pretty. And they will spread and kill the grass. I pull them up now; they are not bothersome enough to use herbicides on them.
Bob
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I had a similar experience with wild strawberry. I noticed a small red berry at the edge of my rear lawn. I though it was quite novel and that perhaps I was privileged to have the plant make a home in the lawn. Five years later the stuff has taken over the lawn and is working its way into my perennial beds. I also have wild violets that I believe are the result of my neighbor's attempt to create a wildflower meadow by dispersing a few cans of wildflower seeds. Of course she didn't get the romantic, carefree meadow that was pictured on the can and her husband decided the best approach to "gardening" would be the periodic application of Round-Up to their entire back yard. I kid you not! What makes things worse is that our yards are on a considerable slope and now they have an erosion problem. A massive tree was undermined and fell two years ago during a storm. The tree narrowly missed their house, fell across their property and onto mine. It took down two of my trees and now a third one is dead. I have spent the last few days removing dead branches from other trees in its path. Because of the rapid run-off of water resulting from the defoliation of the hillside, the drainage ditch that goes to the creek behind our houses and which straddles the property lines has gone from a gentle wide stream to an 6-8 foot deep ditch that is undermining the trees along its path. And to think it all started with some wild violets and progressed on to erosion due to the indiscriminate use of herbicides!
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On 13 May 2004 13:39:49 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comfuckoff (theoneflasehaddock) wrote:

No different than dollar weed. A little here and there in the right places has a good look, however its not long until its all dollar weed and no more grass....... We have some weeds that do not get over populated or spread, in the one section of our flower bed and shrubbs around the house, and to be perfecvtly onest, they look good, but the wife wants them gone, but I win that argument, so they have been in the same place for over 10 years.........but she don;t call me a nut or moron because of what "I" like. Why be such a hard ass on someone that has his / her own property and wants the violets gone...........I know folks that plant kudzu, but not me. I don't want it, but you may........to each his own as long as it does not cost me $$ to support what they want, all the power to them in what makes them happy.
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You need to read the directions. Looking at Ortho's page on this product it clearly states not to use it for weed control on lawns.
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Ortho's Weed B Gone works fine on violets and it won't kill your grass. Also, I would think any weed 'n feed type of grass fertilizer would work too and make your grass look better in the process.
Linda
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On Thu, 13 May 2004 15:58:06 -0400, Linda Barsalou

I found a place that reclaims unclaimed and damaged materials and they have a huge loading dock packed full of huge hoppers of Scotts Weed & Feed. Was told to load some up and haul it away as its going to be dumped before the summer is up and its not worth the price to recycle and repackage it all................Best I know its been there for close to two years now. The oter rows of hoppers h=gaot wet from rain but the majority of it is still granular and perfectly good. Thing is if I killed all my weeds in my lawn I would not have much green left.......so I guess on some folks thoughts I'm a moron..........oh yea, I used to get concerned with moss etc growing inmy lawn, but got used to it as well, andI think it adds somewhat of a different look, it does not require cutting, keeps me out of mud, and its green! Visit my website: http://www.frugalmachinist.com Opinions expressed are those of my wifes, I had no input whatsoever. Remove "nospam" from email addy.
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Just for clarity, the OP was talking about BRUSH B GONE.
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The package will state that not to use on lawns. I had wild violets in my lawn too. I used a foam RoundUp and dabbed the foam onto each leaf. I treated an area about 200 sq feet in a couple hours. Worked great. Weed-B-Gone was not very effective on wild violets.
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