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Old 05-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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Anyway to kill broadleaf weeds and keep Clover

A customer is requesting that clover remain mixed in the grass.

Is there anyway spray for broadleaf weeds and keep the clover?

I am currently only backpack spot treating the 1 acre property with Surge but it would be nice to apply a blanket application of an herbicide without killing clover. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas that will help?

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Old 05-21-2012, 01:20 PM
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That goes on the list of funniest customer requests. Why on earth would they want to keep the clover but kill the other weeds?
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:36 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. They said for the honeybees.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:43 PM
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Well clover is a broadleaf, right? I don't think there is a product that would serve this situation.
Have you considered trying to upsell a flower bed install for the bees and then you could eliminate the clover. Win/win/win(customer,bees,you)
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:53 PM
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That goes on the list of funniest customer requests. Why on earth would they want to keep the clover but kill the other weeds?
Your lack of understanding agronomy should actually go on the Funny list. Clover has been seeded with Grass for many years and adds to turf health and nutrients. Fact is I am seeding a Neighbor's lawn today and I am adding Dutch White Clover to my Sahara Bermuda Seed. This is a utility turf that won't get much fertilizer. BTW Tree Huggier love Clover in Lawns because it help keep it green with out fertilizer.

Use 2,4-D as your herbicide, it doesn't control clover or have any effect on it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:59 PM
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Your lack of understanding agronomy should actually go on the Funny list. Clover has been seeded with Grass for many years and adds to turf health and nutrients. Fact is I am seeding a Neighbor's lawn today and I am adding Dutch White Clover to my
C,mon Ric,

A weed is a weed is a weed and all must be annihilated!

Seriously, clover is making a comeback.
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:17 PM
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Your lack of understanding agronomy should actually go on the Funny list. Clover has been seeded with Grass for many years and adds to turf health and nutrients. Fact is I am seeding a Neighbor's lawn today and I am adding Dutch White Clover to my Sahara Bermuda Seed. This is a utility turf that won't get much fertilizer. BTW Tree Huggier love Clover in Lawns because it help keep it green with out fertilizer.

Use 2,4-D as your herbicide, it doesn't control clover or have any effect on it.
Geez...

Just seemed odd to me that someone would want to kill all of the other weeds but keep the clover. Around here everyone wants it gone. Not mention it's a pain in the rear to mow.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:18 PM
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Geez...

Just seemed odd to me that someone would want to kill all of the other weeds but keep the clover. Around here everyone wants it gone. Not mention it's a pain in the rear to mow.
Nothing Odd Here. Even after I explained Clover helps turf you are missing the point. That is the difference between actually having an education in horticulture and not having any education.


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Old 05-21-2012, 03:40 PM
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24d is what you need to use...may wilt it a bit but it will be fine.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:53 PM
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Nothing Odd Here. Even after I explained Clover helps turf you are missing the point. That is the difference between actually having an education in horticulture and not having any education.


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I read a few articles about it online and I don't disagree that it helps the turf and is a good choice for low maintenance ground cover/turf. I never claimed to have an education in horticulture. All I stated was that based on my experience around here in the suburbs, most people want it gone from their lawns. End of my 2 cents...
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