Clover In Your Lawn.
If you are into wildflower meadows clover in your lawn might be a very welcome sign as it has some fantastic flowers and attracts loads of bees and other insects.
However if you are aiming for that quintessential English lawn look with the strips just as you see at Wimbledon ever year.Then the appearance of clover can spell trouble ahead.If you imaging creating the perfect lawn as a bit of a competition between the grass species and other plants such as clover and other weeds then the arrival of clover points to the fact that the grass plants are losing the edge and other species are about to invade you lawn. Clover is a very adaptable plant able to withstand drought due to its waxy leaf coating and able to thrive were nutrients are in short supply or just not available due to a very low of high soil pH making them non accessible by most plant.Clover simple creates its own nitrate through its roots taken straight from the air.
So the message is if you have clover in your lawn you need to look closely at the growing conditions you have created for your lawn for example the soil might be to compact,to acid or waterlogged.
Once you have fixed the cultural reasons then its time to remove the remaining clover because of its waxy leaves the best method is with a chemical treatment such as.
Verdone lawn weedkiller it will often take 3 or 4 application through the spring and summer depending on how much clover you have in your lawn.