Description: Green, shamrock-shaped leaves. White or pink ball-shaped flowers.
Peak Season: Late summer (July - August)
Clover is known for its shamrock-shaped leaves which are relatively easy to pick out. They have white or pink, ball-shaped flowers which can attract bees, and in a lawn that you walk on, is not a good thing. The root system aggressively expands above and below ground all from a main taproot.
When will I see Clover?
Clover is a perennial weed, meaning it can live for years. Therefore, you may see it in your lawn throughout the year as long as there is no snow, peaking during July and August.
How do I get rid of Clover and how long will it take?
Clover is one of the harder weeds to kill with a selective herbicide, but it can be done. Apply this every 5 to 6 weeks. You should start to see damage and withering to the leaves after the first or second application, with the plant completely killed after 6 consecutive applications. If you don't want to wait for the whole summer, you may consider weeding them by hand. This can be effective if you completely pull out the taproot.
How do I prevent Clover from infiltrating my lawn?
While there is no way to perfectly keep out all clover, there are a few things you can do to help prevent new growth in your lawn. These include:
Your lawn will look its greenest 3 weeks after an application. If it’s not green to your satisfaction be sure to give us a call and we’ll re-spray at no additional charge.
All existing broadleaf weeds will be damaged after 2 consecutive applications. Hard to kill weeds, such as spurge and morning glory, take 6 consecutive applications to kill their root systems. We also spray a pre-emergence herbicide twice to help prevent spurge, crabgrass, and other summer annual weeds.
If you see brown spots anytime during our service for your lawn, please call immediately. We’ll be out to take care of the problem at no additional charge. This includes insecticide, fungicide or information for drought.
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