How To Eradicate African Violets That Are Taking Over Yard

Question From: W. Dutz - MICHIGAN
Q: Please help! My yard is being overrun with african violets.A few years back I had a similar problem and you recommended a chemical spray which I no longer have.Can you please recommend a similar product and advice me of a plan to eradicate these plants. Thank you

A: Visit an independent garden center and ask for a weed killer that works on a lawn infested with wild violets. It should be listed on the container and contain Trimec plus a second chemical. Follow the package directions. It may take two applications spaced about two weeks apart. The best time to do this is in the fall. You my need to go back after them in spring. Best Nancy and Happy Gardening