The Q&A Archives: Creeping Myrtle

Question: I have clover invading my creeping myrtle, how do you suggest to remove it?

Answer: Clover is one of those weeds that is extremely difficult to control, even with chemicals. Any broadleaf weed killer used in your bed of creeping myrtle will be more detrimental to the myrtle than to the clover. Probably the best course of action is to dig the bed, separate the clover from the phlox, remove all the clover roots, and replant the myrtle. It's time consuming and labor intensive, but once the bed has been thoroughly renovated, you should be able to keep ahead of any newly sprouting clover plants by pulling them up before they flower and set seed.

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