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I am rather a fanatic about my lawns which cover about three quarters of an acre. I cut them with cylinder mowers because I do enjoy seeing nice lines in the grass, however this year because of the very dry conditions I am absolutely covered with purple clover and yarrow. I have no problem with white clover as I believe this does help lawns and is good for the bees etc. The purple clover seems to be very tightly packed and is killing everything around it. I have tried WEEDOL lawn spray but this does not specify purple clover.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632

    It's been rather dry this year and especially at this time of year, lawns will suffer from compacted soils and clover and yarrow will be the first signs. High Nitrogen feeds, Suphate of Ammonia are best used. When the lawn is quite damp, try to spike the lawn and push in some sharp sand into the holes. Weed killers are not always helpful in removing these issues. Try to create a situation they are unlikely to survive in.

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