If you see small round flowers with bees buzzing around them, chances are your yard contains one type or another of this low-growing perennial weed called clover! Clover has three leaflets and a long stalk that grow close to the ground and is primarily found in lawns.
The clover we’re primarily discussing is white clover, a common perennial weed. There are other annual weeds that people tend to call yellow clover. However, you don’t have to be concerned about yellow clover weeds since they are annuals and will die at the end of the season.
You may be curious how to get rid of white clover, one of the more common weeds in Virginia. When you remove clover from your lawn, you can prevent it from overtaking your yard. From spot treating to overall lawn care, you can kill the clover in just a few easy steps.
Clover is a pretty plant, but it can be really hard to get rid of. The good news is that there are several ways you can kill clover in your lawn without spending too much time or money on the process. From spot treating small areas with weed killer to using an overall lawn care program, we’ve outlined all of the steps for killing clover below so you know what methods work best for your needs and budget. If you need help getting started from our team here at Rustic View Home & Gardens, give us a call today!
If you don’t like how clover makes your lawn look or perhaps you’re on edge about bees stinging your kids, you may want to remove it. Whatever the reason is, if you want to see more greenery and less clover in your lawn then there are a few simple things you can do.
The best way to get rid of clover in grass is to put an end to them even before they grow. One way is to feed your lawn, as a conservative estimate, four times every year. This is because clover plants thrive in the less fertilized grass and regular feeding will provide the grass plants with the nutrients they need to grow thick and strong. With nitrogen rich, organic fertilizer, thick grass will then be able to force out broadleaf weeds, including clover.
While mowing your lawn, you might want to lower the lawn mower height to crop the white blooms, it would actually make more sense to elevate it. Weeds like clover grow low and their roots are often shallow. By raising your mower height, you allow the grass on the lawn to grow slightly taller. This effectively cuts off sunlight and prevents the undesirable clover growth in your lawn.
If you catch sight of clover in the vicinity of your lawn before they have grown into flowers and have started to spread, you can take the manual approach and remove patches of clover and clover seeds from small areas freehand. Clover extends through roots and crawling stems that will root through the lawn, so make sure you pull it as soon as possible.
Just remember to loosen the soil to separate any remaining roots that you may otherwise miss.
If you don’t want to remove clover with your hands, there are many effective weed killers that won’t harm your lawn. Whether you have only a few clover plants in your lawn or a bigger clover predicament, weed control products will effectively feed your lawn and remove clover at the same time.
Clover is an invasive weed that can quickly overtake your lawn, but it doesn’t have to. From spot treating to overall lawn care, you can kill the clover in just a few easy steps.
This plant is a tough weed to get rid of, but there are ways. Spot treating with clover killer can make it easier when the weeds come up in your lawn. General use herbicides like Roundup work too, and they’ll kill all kinds of other pesky plants that might be creeping into your yard as well.