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Removing clover from lawn

 clover is taking over my lawn. How do i get rid of it?



  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Verdone Extra eliminated clover and dandelions after one treatment. (don't get confused with the name image

    SW Scotland
  • NewbNewb Posts: 211

    I only tried granular weed and feed stuff once and ended up with so many grey patches so got scared of that. looks like i am heavy handed ? 

    after that i have managed to remove all dandelions by handtools but clover is so hard to rip even with fork. Any suggestion for lawn weed killer for a heavy handed clumsy gardener ?

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Newb, verdone extra gets diluted and watered on. No problem.

    SW Scotland
  • NewbNewb Posts: 211

    is it ok to use at this time of year?

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,393

    Having clover growing in your lawn is a good sign.  Clover will appear when the nitrogen level in the soil is low as it has the amazing ability to fix nitrogen, which for those who do not know what that means; it means it has the ability to capture nitrogen from the atmosphere, transfer it to special nodules in it's roots and from them to the soil....long story short, the grass then benefits from the nitrogen in the soil and grows better. Isn't that amazing?! Clover is an amazing plant!

    When the particular patches of lawn then have enough nitrogen, the clover dies out as the soil is too rich for it but as it 'creeps' and seeds easily it moves on to another patch of lawn deficient in nitrogen.  Don't underestimate the goodness of clover and for goodness sakes do not spray it!  The bees love it as well and bees need our support, especially now with the neonics which are hugely detrimental to them.


    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • NewbNewb Posts: 211


    Ok before i go ahead and order weedol, i thought  let me confirm if it really is clover. Please see the photo attached. It is raining and getting dark outside so this pic is all i could get. My lawn is taken over ?

  • NewbNewb Posts: 211

    I have loads of bee friendly plants. Cant give away the lawn to it. also is it the product i should get

    Last edited: 24 August 2016 19:55:00

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