Over run by clover

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by AI Inc, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Front lawn at my own residence has been over run by clover. Whats my best bet for getting rid of it?
     
  2. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    2-4d, but I have bermuda. You cant put this on all grass and I dont know what you have? 2-4d will kill it in like 2 to 3 days!
     
  3. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
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    What specifically is 2-4d. H ave not heard of that?
     
  4. DaughtryLC

    DaughtryLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its a herbicide
     
  5. bigclawnman

    bigclawnman LawnSite Member
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    You buy it at Lesco? home Depot?
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blue/rye mix , cool weather
     
  7. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2,4-d will not kill clover. You need a 3-way herbicide to get rid of clover. You should also fertilize your lawn as clover grows well in low nitrogen conditions. How are you going to apply the herbicide? I don't mean to be a jerk but you sound like a homeowner with little experience and I worry about you incorrectly applying the herbicide. If you go to a Lesco, which is really a John Deere Landscapes they should be able to help you out. Your best bet would be to hire a local professional to do the job and get advice.
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very familiar with JDL , I buy my seed and starter fert there . Im actualy an irrigation contractor , we also do a lot of areating / overseeding at the end of summer , so Im in Lesco quite a bit at that time.

    On another note I also have quite a bit of African violet ( you guys may call it something else , not sure)
     
  9. RobHawkins

    RobHawkins LawnSite Member
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    No wonder I still have clover in my back yard.
    Which 3 way herbicide do you recommend?
    Thanks,
    Rob
     
  10. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Clover hates nitrogen rich soil, I would increase the nitrogen a little bit along with whichever herbicide you decide to use. 2,4D is a big ingredient in 3 way, and it does kill clover under the right conditions.

    I would consider hiring a professional, they will know whats best for your specific area.
     

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