Well, I have cut the lawn 4 Friday's in a row here in NJ. I'd rather go see
a minor league baseball game but I'll do that on Sunday this weekend.
I want to get cutting the lawn over, but I do find pleasure looking at the
lawn. This year I put down a weed killer only. I've been mulching for
years and the grass is green enough. The weed killer really worked on the
dandil;ions but not on violets. I found over the years mulching helps
spread violets in the lawn . They look OK in the early spring but I'd
rather have a perfect lawn. How do you kill them other than pulling?
There must be hundreds of the plants.
Passaic County, New Jersey
Not all selective herbicides have dicamba in them. And one's that do have
it at various strengths. Triclopyr is another chemical which is supposed to
be good for wild violets. Selective herbicides are often a witches brew of
various chemicals. The various chemicals have specific weed types they
target. What's frustrating is these products are usually marketed nation
wide. So while one person might be having problem with wild violets in NJ
while I'm having problems with henbit in TX, the same products are sold in
both areas. I might be buying a product in TX that works great on the weeds
they have in CT, but is much less effective where I live. The trick is to
identify your weeds and find the proper products that will treat them. This
is why it's best to check with county extension offices or university
extension offices locally and see what they recommend.
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