You walk your lawn and you come across these little pretty purple flowers mixed within your grass. You think these little guys are so pretty and how bad can they be. Well you are probably looking at the Wild Violet which is classified as a weed.
Wild violets (Viola papilionacea, Viola sororia, Viola pubescens, and other species) are a close relative of violas, pansies, and other garden flowers. While some people view this plant as a fine wildflower, others regard it as a stubborn perennial lawn weed. Wild Violets can be removed by hand, especially if you regularly inspect your lawn to control the plant before it spreads. But sometimes this weed calls for the use of chemical herbicides for complete eradication.
Other people like the look of the Wild Violet as they can cover very shady areas of your lawn giving you Spring and Summer color. Left unattended or treated these Wild Violets can spread throughout your yard within years and seem to only shy away from spots that get a lot of direct sun.
You can use Weed Killers ad Fertilizer to control them but this should be done in the Fall as this allows the chemicals to reach the taproots of these wild flowers.
So which side are you on Nuisance or Beauty?
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