Removing Clover from Your Lawn

May 19, 2011

CloverI am looking for a natural way to get rid of clover in the lawn. There is a lot of clover.

By Shawn



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If clover doesn't get too high, why get rid of it? It's good for the soil, cushy underfoot, and has pretty flowers. Better yet, get some of the short wildflowers and plant them also amongst the grass. I plant it deliberately.

The only way to get rid of clover is poison the whole yard, which seeps into the groundwater, and put in new grass seed or sod, or perhaps there's a select poison for clover only.

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I agree too. I just bought some grass seed WITH clover. Clover is more drought tolerant, needs cutting less often and is durable. Look it up.

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August 15, 2011

I have 3 solutions, all rethinking the problem. First, don't get rid of the clover. It's a legume, and is normally there as part of a grass stand, keeping your soil fertile.


You'll learn to love it.


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May 8, 2007

I am having lawn trouble and I'm at my wits end. I did the weed and feed thing in the early spring and now the clover and it's pretty purple flowers are taking over. Any help getting rid of it is greatly appreciated.

Hardiness Zone: 5a


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Clover is great for enriching your soil. Just keep mowing it with the grass and as the soil gets better, the clover will die out. Weed killers are doing genetic damage to frogs so it may be doing damage to us also.


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The Miracle Lawn Tonic Recipe


One can of soda - not diet
One can of beer - not light
1/2 cup liquid dishwashing soap (don't use anti-bacterial soap!)
1/2 cup mouthwash
1/2 cup household ammonia
Mixed in a 10 gallon hose end sprayer
*Apply every 3 weeks
Mow lawn in evening then make application

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I have a patch of clover on my lawn. I'm looking for a natural weed killer that doesn't harm the grass.

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How do I get rid of clover that is invading my lawn and flower beds? Does anyone have a recipe I can make?

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