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Help with wild Violets

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Athletic field, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Athletic field

    Athletic field LawnSite Member
    Messages: 152

    Has anyone had luck using Drive on violets. I've used vessel and quick silver with little results. I had a yard over run with clover, ground ivy and Violets. Vessel and QS took out almost all the clover and ground ivy, but not the violets. Would a Drive/Vessel mixture do the trick?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,540

    I only did a few spots--but--Drive worked very well on violets. Add some crop oil or surfactant of course.
  3. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Speedzone??? - that's what we use
  4. junior091273

    junior091273 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I've always had good luck with Momentum on Violets.

    Even a good batch of Three Way. 8-9 oz per gal.
  5. lilmarvin4064

    lilmarvin4064 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 757

    Drive should be your secondary chem in the mix. It helps greatly. Start with something containing triclopyr (ester is better). 2,4-D and dicamba help even more. Mix this w/Drive and it's toast. Speedzone southern didn't work for me.
  6. Carl0229

    Carl0229 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    My once beautiful 1.5 acres of lawn is currently(past 3 years) been increasingly invested with wild violets. I have tried the Lowes and Home Depot sprays, all of which don't work! I am seeking the solution for this problem. Hoping that one of you can help. I have heard that dicamba or banvel will do the trick, but am cautious about them because they seem to be for professional lawn caretakers. Thanks Carl
  7. JWTurfguy

    JWTurfguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    Lilmarvin is right.
  8. Joshuakwhit

    Joshuakwhit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 247

    Turflon ester works great!
  9. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,519

    Are you saying speedzone southern w/ drive didnt work or by itself?

    I mix speedzone southern w/ drive and lesco hawkeye spreader, oh yeah fries the chit out of stuff.
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,540

    Look for the new type of WeedBGone that also kills crabgrass. It also contains "quinchlorac" which is the same as Drive. Add detergent or surfactant, or maybe crop oil. Be ready to repeat as needed.

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