How to Kill Wild Violets


When tiny, lavender flowers invade your pristine lawn, take fast action to eradicate them before they acquire a stronghold. Wild violets possess virulent root systems, capable of spreading throughout a lawn and choking out your desired groundcover. Kill wild violets by using an herbicide with a special formulation that will remove the weeds without harming your grass. With persistence and effort, you can reclaim your lawn and say goodbye to stubborn little violets.

Step 1

Select a calm and sunny day in the spring when the wild violets are growing actively. Choose a day with temperatures approximately 70 degrees F when you do not expect rain within two hours of the herbicide application.

Step 2

Spray the herbicide onto the wild violet plants, saturating the leaves, blossoms and stems thoroughly.

Step 3

Wait for at least two hours before watering the lawn, or you may wash the herbicide away.

Step 4

Monitor the effects of the herbicide application over the next six weeks. If the wild violets do not show significant deterioration and yellowing, reapply the herbicide a second time.

Tips and Warnings

  • Keep humans and animals away from the herbicide application area while the herbicide dries.

Things You'll Need

  • Triclopyr herbicide


  • Scotts: Wild Violets
  • Scotts: Poison Ivy and Tough Brush
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Kathryn Hatter is a 42-year-old veteran homeschool educator and regular contributor to Natural News. She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, painter, cook, decorator, digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. She began writing for Internet publications in 2007. She is interested in natural health and hopes to continue her formal education in the health field (nursing) when family commitments will allow.