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best way to reduce violets naturally

mrkosar

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
i know these bad boys are hard to control with chemicals so i suppose controlling them naturally is almost impossible. hell, i've had a hard time spreading round up on them and killing them. is there anyway to reduce their spreading? mowing techniques? bag them clippings? is it possible to dig them up and put down soil and reseed those areas? burn out II?
 
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mrkosar

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio
how much do you have to apply? just like you said with the other weeds like dandelions? 1 gallon 14-0-5, 3 gallons water, then apply it once a week for 3 weeks straight?

do you have pics of your product controlling violets or do they just kinda brown them up?

thanks
 

green_mark

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Saint Paul MN
how much do you have to apply? just like you said with the other weeds like dandelions? 1 gallon 14-0-5, 3 gallons water, then apply it once a week for 3 weeks straight?

do you have pics of your product controlling violets or do they just kinda brown them up?

thanks
The application rate and timing are correct. I will look for photos but for the most part it does brown them out.
 

yardmonkey

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Norman, Oklahoma
OK - what is in Green Guardian 14-0-5 that controls weeds?

I just looked breifly at greenguardian.us but found no info on what is in the products. I assume that the 14-0-5 is an NPK number. Of course there are many commercially available organic lawn fertilizers, and the ones that I have seen will give a complete list of the ingredients. I have never heard of a product containing "organic" weed control that can work in lawns (kills weeds, does not hurt turfgass, no chemicals).
 

NattyLawn

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Lancaster, PA
OK - what is in Green Guardian 14-0-5 that controls weeds?

I just looked breifly at greenguardian.us but found no info on what is in the products. I assume that the 14-0-5 is an NPK number. Of course there are many commercially available organic lawn fertilizers, and the ones that I have seen will give a complete list of the ingredients. I have never heard of a product containing "organic" weed control that can work in lawns (kills weeds, does not hurt turfgass, no chemicals).

Green Guardian is not marketed as organic or chemical, but edible and pesticide free. I believe the difference between the 14-0-5 and the 5-0-3 is the subtraction of urea. Mark, correct me if I'm wrong.

Go in the GG sponsor forum and download a catalog if it's still available. I think the ingredients are listed in there.
 
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