View Full Version : Clover Question

07-02-2004, 04:14 PM
This year the clover is taking over may yard. What is the best product to get rid of it. We do have a large pull behind sprayer as we are doing 3 1/2 acres.

07-02-2004, 05:05 PM
Confront works well.

07-02-2004, 07:41 PM
Lesco Has a product call 3Way that works slow but good.

07-03-2004, 08:33 PM
SpeedZone will knock out that clover. Its a little pricey, but its a great product.

07-04-2004, 02:01 AM
lesco 3-way mixed with quiksilver. expensive.

Neal Wolbert
07-04-2004, 03:31 AM
Stick with Confront and you can't go wrong. It takes a while but clover doesn't recover like you find with Carfentrazone (Speedzone and Quuicksilver). We don't have it anymore in Washington State because of a compost snafu leading to the residential label being pulled, but it was hands-down the best in my opinion. Neal

07-07-2004, 05:47 PM
confront can be found were??

07-07-2004, 08:27 PM
pretty sure Lesco

07-07-2004, 08:34 PM
Don't overlook Drive for outstanding clover control.

07-08-2004, 08:19 AM
Any product with clover on the label. Clover is a pretty easy kill.

trying 2b organic
07-09-2004, 01:55 AM
Some of the products we use in Canada have diff names but for clover we use mecoprop based herbacides. Out of curiosity are the products you speak of concentrated mecoprop?

07-09-2004, 02:02 AM
CLover is indeed bad this year. Lesco recommended Momentum.
we'll see how it works and report back here.

Bought some Speedzone in Spring and it worked well in the cool weather on Star of Bethlehem (what a nightmare that weed is to get rid of!)

07-10-2004, 12:03 AM
what makes clover undesireable??

May sound like a stupid question, but, clover does have its benefits.

Now in the case of my golf greens, clover is certainly a menace...greens need a 'velvet finish' for the all important 'roll' of the ball. Par3 took care of the clover early in the season, but did not eliminate it.

I lean to the organic approach, but clearly weed control is required at times.

A large property i look after is riddled with clover, in my opinion it looks really good . the clover is not in clumps, it is evenly distributed throughout the turf.

07-10-2004, 08:05 AM
any of you checmical experts know why clover is particularly bad this year? Guy at LESCO said he's getting many calls about clover problems this summer. Last year was wet too but the clover was not as bad as this year?? THanks for the education if you have an idea why theres more of it this year

07-10-2004, 05:48 PM
if you have colver in a green you have problems

07-10-2004, 06:00 PM
Yah... noticing all the "normal" weeds are bad this year.

First the dandelions were more numerous, then the grass going to seed was 50 times more prevalent this year than before. Now seems like every yard I've got is white from clover heads.

Last year I didn't have hardly a weed.


07-10-2004, 08:58 PM

yeah, it really screws up the putting surface...but believe me, the clover problem is minor....the greens used to be the quality of a farmers field.

No responses to my question?

what makes clover undesireable?

07-11-2004, 12:48 AM
Attracts Bees, it smothers other grasses. Makes customers scalp their lawns to get rid of the seed heads.

07-11-2004, 06:58 AM
Woody...it just make the property look uncared for imho

deere mowers
07-11-2004, 01:19 PM
Anybody ever use Trimec Plus? Just bought some and tried it, but havent seen any results. Sprayed 3 days ago and awaiting .......

07-11-2004, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by deere mowers
Anybody ever use Trimec Plus? Just bought some and tried it, but havent seen any results. Sprayed 3 days ago and awaiting .......

I used it last year, it worked pretty good, but it did work slowly.

Was your target pest clover, or crabgrass?

Doster's L & L
07-13-2004, 05:13 PM
i like trimec classic. it controls a wide spectrum of broadleaves. Basically, these mentioned are all pretty much gonna have the same active ingredient, so all will kill the clover. The choice is yours.

Doster's L & L
07-13-2004, 05:26 PM
trimec plus has msma and your broadleaf killing agents in it. one gallon will only cover 1 acre, but if yo're doing some spot spraying, you can knock out a huge spectrum of weeds, grassy and broadleaf. i particularily like to use this as a spot treatment herbicide unless the lawn is covered in both kinds of weeds, then i charge for 2 applications.