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Old 07-24-2014, 09:10 PM
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clover infestation

What would cause a lawn that barely had a weed in it over the past 5 years to get an infestation of clover and creeping charlie?
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:21 AM
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Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:34 AM
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What would cause a lawn that barely had a weed in it over the past 5 years to get an infestation of clover and creeping charlie?
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:36 PM
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Clover produces its own nitrogen--it thrives where the fertility level is low.
Check that.
Creeping charlie--don't know. Spreads fast in semi-shade, though.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:01 AM
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Also, ignoring it last year. Perennial weeds don't spring up instantly--they creep. You didn't see them last year--because you didn't want to. Deal with them early--before they get out of hand--when the patches of infestation are still small.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:19 AM
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And clover is good for the soil. Clover is a legume. It produces its own nitrogen by fixing it from elemental nitrogen in the air. Good for the soil and the grass. The grass will be greener. The white flowers should appear for only about four weeks when the temperature first hits 80 in the spring. Cut short when the flowers appear, and new ones will return only slowly.
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