lawn experts: Clover

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  1. recordmusic

    recordmusic Member

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    Clover is taking over my lawn! Standard Weed & Feed does wonders on dandelions and such but it doesn't do anything for the clover in my lawn.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Trout

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    good luck.

    clover sucks, and it's really hard to get rid of.
     
  4. RJLII

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    Clover is a sign of low nitrogen. Easy fix.
     
  5. Rimbaud

    Rimbaud Tarnished Silver Gold Supporting Member

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    Clover gets a bad rap these days...it used to be a part of lawn seed mixes up to the 1950's until the Lawn Nazis decided to start purging it from their yards to get that bland green rug look.
    Clover is practically drought resistant, attracts bees to your yard to pollinate your flowers and trees, it also covers up bare spots...

    Clover...Good.
     
  6. lefort_1

    lefort_1 Nuzzled Firmly Betwixt Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep, we overseeded part of our lawn and pasture with clover.
    Since we live on the top of a hill w/poor/hard clay soil, nitrogen and other nutrient chemicals get leached out of the ground quickly with our heavy Oregon rains.
    The clover has made a real, positive difference in the pastures and yard areas where we put it. The sheep love it, and the grasses near/amongst it are greener than other areas.

    All things considered equal, I'd leave the clover in.
     
  7. harpinon

    harpinon Silver Supporting Member

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    If you must kill it, you will need to use a liquid weed control with mcpa in it. Weed b gone and Trimec are such products. Also, you will need to add an adjuvant or some dish soap to cause the droplets to stick to the leaf tissue. Granular weed controls won't stick to clover.
    One Good shot in the spring should do you. Then touch ups after that.

    Good luck.
     
  8. grill

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    add some crimson!

    many times.
     
  9. S. F. Sorrow

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    Great post.
    Had a delicious FREE dandelion salad last week courtesy of my yard.
     
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    If it fills in the blank spots, I'll take some! ;)

    S
     
  11. ShadowCanAm

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    Anything green looks good as long as you keep it cut.
     

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