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how do you kill clover in the lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by blairbuc, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. blairbuc

    blairbuc LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 154

    how do you kill the three leaf clovers that grow in small two foot square bunches in the lawnl, especially near stone walls. I tried several applications of the kill the weeds not the grass type sprays but those clovers will not go away.
  2. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    momentum from lesco in a handheld sprayer.
    read the lable it's hot out there.
  3. MJStrain

    MJStrain LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Clover is a sign of low nitrogen soil. White and pink clover is often desired in a lawn. It contributes nitrogen to the soil and doesn't compete much with the grass. Yellow clover however is another story. Yellow clover is actually "Black Medic". "Black Medic" can tend to be a little more aggressive, and can even take over a lawn. Grass is a nitrogen pig. Clover can get it's nitrogen from the air. Remember the air we breathe is somewhere aroung 80% nitrogen! Remember the clover is a sign of low nitrogen and fertilize with something like Scott's which has a 29 or 30 nitrogen rating. Good Luck!:)
  4. GrassMaster84

    GrassMaster84 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    I spray with a chemical called MSMA it takes two applications about 10 days apart and it will make that clover shrivel up a die!
  5. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 633

    IF its actually clover that you are describing then confront herbicide does excellent on the controlling it. If you are discussing black medic, or hop clover then millenium ultra will get good results.
  6. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 870


    MSMA? That's a blast from the past.

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