Come sbarazzarsi delle viole selvatiche nel tuo prato

Le violette selvatiche sono facilmente riconoscibili per il loro portamento a bassa crescita; foglie cerose, a forma di cuore; e piccoli fiori di lavanda, bianchi o gialli. Le piante sono comunemente alte da 4 a 6 pollici, sebbene possano crescere più alte nelle giuste condizioni.
Using herbicide to eradicate wild violets is best undertaken in the fall. At this time, the herbicide will be transported down to the taproot as the plant stores nutrients for winter. Thus, you have a good chance of the herbicide killing the plant all the way down to ground level with a fall application. If you use herbicide in the spring or summer, it might only temporarily kill the surface leaves, allowing the plant to rebound.
Young wild violets are fairly easy to pull by hand. For larger plants, enlist the help of a garden fork.
Indossa guanti da giardinaggio spessi per proteggere le mani mentre tiri le violette. Innanzitutto, inumidisci accuratamente l’area con un tubo da giardino e attendi circa mezz’ora. L’acqua allenterà il terreno e renderà più facile tirare le piante.
Per le giovani violette, afferra lo stelo principale vicino alla linea del terreno e tiralo verso l’alto. Le piante giovani hanno un apparato radicale relativamente superficiale, che di solito esce dal terreno con facilità.
Per i cespi grandi e consolidati, usa una forca da giardino per scavare sotto la pianta, allentando il terreno attorno ad essa. Quando riesci a mettere il tuo strumento sotto la pianta, sollevalo da sotto e rimuovi il più possibile l’apparato radicale.
Mix up a batch of broad-spectrum weed killer in a garden sprayer, following label directions. Make sure to wear whatever protective gear the label recommends.
Add surfactant or a tablespoon of dish soap to the weed killer. The waxy leaves of wild violets can cause the herbicide to run off, but the surfactant will help it stick and be absorbed.
Spot treat individual wild violet plants with the herbicide mixture, thoroughly wetting all the leaves. Avoid skin contact and breathing mist from the herbicide.
Observe the plants over the next two to three weeks. You should see them begin to turn brown and die. Once the wild violets are clearly dead, you can remove the brown leaves by hand.
If the plants do not die completely after two weeks, treat again with herbicide. It is not unusual for some plants to survive the winter and return in the spring. If so, give them another treatment of herbicide in the spring as new growth is starting.
Because wild violets have pretty flowers that bloom early and often, not everyone regards this plant as a weed. Many homeowners choose to let these wildflowers grow in their lawns and elsewhere.
There are several reasons for tolerating wild violets in the lawn:
Wild violets are also edible weeds. Both the flowers and leaves can be eaten, and young leaves have a pleasant nutty taste. Plus, some people use wild violets medicinally. An acid in wild violet leaves is said to break down corns and warts.

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