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Something is taking over my lawn

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me identify what is taking over my lawn.  It started to appear about 2 months ago and has now spread right through the whole front lawn.  I have used a general all purpose lawn weedkiller which had absolutely no effect on it at all.  It has small, heart shaped leaves slightly larger than the size of a finger nail as you can see in the photo and each clump has about 10-15 leaves.  The clumps are rampant and it is now beginning to spread to my back lawn as well.  Any help in identifying and eradicating this would be very much appreciated.



  • LynLyn Posts: 22,867

    Looks like Wild Violets, a real B to get rid of, I get it in flower borders, it eventually chokes everything, the roots go deep and snap off when you try to dig it up. 

    You could try dabbing Glyphosate on with a paintbrush so as not to damage your lawn. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • or you can just leave them and get pretty flowers in your lawn in spring.

    depends how 'pristine' you want your lawn. 

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