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Any good remedies to eliminate clover? Haven't had the time to spend on the lawn this year and clover is spreading.
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ill swap you my chick weed for your clover - --
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Just find a spray that kills clover and not your grass.
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I started using trimec this year to kill the clover we have and so far it is doing a pretty good job.There are a few spots I am having to spray again,but it killed the majority on the first try.Good luck
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Just find a spray that kills clover and not your grass.
2-4-D and it'll do about every other weed as well , including chick weed.
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2-4-d and it'll do about every other weed as well , including chick weed.
x2 2-4-d,
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I'll bring my chickens over they'll handle it.
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Like they wrote...

2-4-D will do it but it also causes cancer so keep pets and people off the treated areas.
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Anything less toxic than the 2-4-D, I have a at and a couplemofmdogs, sounds like nasty stuff.
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Put out nitrogen. ie 20-0-5.
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I'll take it - it's good luck an da sign of healthy soil. Why would you put down poison? Be careful - do kids and pets use the lawn? Just a thought. Maybe juts the right fertilizer mix will discourage it. Or get some rabbits. PS - I also have a lot this year.
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Very little kills clover. It will take over even the most healthy of lawns.
Have you seen the size of clover seed?
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Nitrogen deficient lawns are very very inviting to clover. If you are bagging your clippings you may want to think about mulching as well as feeding more nitrogen into the lawn post weed elimination.
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Clover is green. As long as my lawn is green I'm happy.
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A product called Q4 does wonders to it and about 125 other weeds. Needs to be mixed in a pump sprayer. Pretty nasty stuff
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Like someone said earlier that stuff is tough as nails. I had a year I took a long roadtrip out west for nearly 3 weeks and prior to that had some clover patches. Oh boy no nitrogen and that stuff spread like wildfire. Had to kill clover and grass in large patches rebuild turf and hopefully never repeat. Season and a half later looked good and has me on my toes like wildfire ranger.

At first sign of that stuff do get after it.
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Again. Put out some nitrogen. A bag of fertilizer is listed as N-P-K. Nitrogen-Phospherous-Potassium. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and get some fertilizer. Get a bag that reads 20-0-5. Spread it on your lawn. Good luck.
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2-4-D or you are wasting your time.......enjoy the clover.

Go to Lowes, Home Depot or any other box store and pick up the Spectracide or any other weed removal product. I'll bet you a dollar to a donut that the first ingredient is 2-4-D.

Buy the one with the highest percentage or go to a John Deere Landscapes or other landscape supply store and get the real deal.

It will kill just about every broadleaf in your lawn, but contrary to popular belief......it won't kill your kids.
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Originally Posted by HarleyFLHP View Post
Clover is green. As long as my lawn is green I'm happy.
It also helps the bees
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Better yet until it's under control, get a lawn company to come in and take care of it.

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