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Wild Violets, Wild Violets

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by mikecrom83, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. mikecrom83

    mikecrom83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Wild Violets throughout the lawn!! Probably about 60%, grass exsisting is working its way to healthy. Is there a product that can clean this up, or is it renovation time? I talked to PBI Gordon and they recommended speedzone?
     
  2. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    Not sure what type of grass you're dealing with?

    Something with Triclopyr ester will work great. Chaser or Dow's Turflon ester has it in them. Burmudagrass is one that can be damaged by it though...

    Good luck!:usflag:
     
  3. mikecrom83

    mikecrom83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    I am in the northeast with a mix of fesuce and kbg. Doesn't weed b gone for chickweed oaxils etc. have that in it? Does chaser or dows turflon have a higher concentrate?
     
  4. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,283

    I am not familiar with Ortho's products. It may have Triclopyr in it? Here is a link to Purdues test's on chemical control of Ground Ivy (they say that Wild Violet should be close to this control wise...)
    http://www.agry.purdue.edu/turf/tips/2004/ivy910.htm

    I personally have had good luck with Triclopyr.
     
  5. mikecrom83

    mikecrom83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    Thanks ill give it a try!
     
  6. mikecrom83

    mikecrom83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    U have to be licensed to purchase Dow's Turflon??
     
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,638

    Yes, Ortho's Chickweed and clover killer has 8 percent triclopyr. Good place to start. Repeat every seven days until gone.
     
  8. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Messages: 503


    don't take that to the bank..If you look you can find it a lot of places.

    I still use my 33% triclopyr and like it..:)
     
  9. fall46

    fall46 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    Interesting every 7 days? No chance for burning the lawn...Perhaps the concnetration within Ortho will permit such frequent treatments?
     
  10. mikecrom83

    mikecrom83 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    And the name of that product is?
     

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