I have had rather heated discussions with DH for years to get rid of these awful wild violets. For reasons I cannot understand, he refuses to dig them out. They just keep spreading and spreadng. I decided this year that they MUST GO. Much to DH's chagrin, I hit this area with Roundup about two weeks ago. He is still having a snit about that. As you can see, all the grass died, but the violets have only been stunned. They need another hit of the poison, but I've been warned not to use it again (I can't guarantee that I won't sneak the Roundup out and give it another squirt or two. I have been known to disregard his warnings...). If he refuses to take care of it, somebody has to!
It will have to be dug out and relaced with new top soil. Then it will have to be seeded. After all of that, the violets may still come back. It is nearly impossible to get rid of this weed.
Has anyone else had any success in getting rid of wild violets?
I got DH a powerwasher for Christmas. He took it out of the box tonight and used it for the 1st time. This concrete had 16 years of dirt build up. That dark side isn't just wet, it's dirt.
After just a few minutes it looked like this! Wow!
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.