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Question DetailsAsked on 11/1/2013

How do I get rid of lawn clover

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Clover is a rhizome plant - it spreads both by seeds and also by the root system putting up new shoots, so it is one of the more tenacious weeds to kill with poison, and pulling it can actually promote new plant growth from the remaining roots.

I live in an area with a true winter, so what works for me on a Fescue lawn may or may not work so well in a year-around growing area or with sub-tropical mixes:

I put down granular Weed and Feed fertilizer in the fall after the first snow but before permanent snow cover, which goes a long ways to preventing weed growth in the spring by having pre-emergent weed killer in the ground already when the weeds start growing. Along the street where seeds from neighbor yards accumulate during the early summer I then spot spray with RoundUp For Lawns (be sure to get the safe for lawns variety or you will kill EVERYTHING, and is NOT safe for a few lawn varieties - check label) for any late sprouting weeds - in a good year not more than a dozen or so, in a bad year a hundred maybe. Compared to neighbors who Weed and Feed in the spring, it make a tremendous difference to have it down BEFORE the weeds start growing again. Works for clover and a half dozen other weed types for me - everything but moss and, for some reason, Pineapple Weed (wild camomile).

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Use a product with the active ingredient 2,4-D. It works when applied at proper rate. Don't apply more than you should or you'll kill the clover and your grass too. Don't apply when temperatures are above 85 degrees to be safe. IT WORKS! Try it in a small area of the lawn to prove it to yourself. Safe for most grass types when temps not too high as described above. Try it and you will be impressed. READ PRODUCT LABEL COMPLETELY BEFORE USING ANY PRODUCT.

Answered 6 years ago by Guest_9904044

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