Violets – Out Of Control

Q: Wild violets are out of control in my bermuda lawn. I want to know is a product named “Confront” will kill this weed. I think it has been removed from the self but not really sure. My neighbor has some and I want to try it if it works.

A: Confront is a specialty herbicide labeled for use by professionals only on commercial property due to the probability of environmental harm if used on lawns. You can get excellent control of violets with triclopyr (Bonide Chickweed, Clover and Oxalis Killer, etc), which is labeled for lawn use.