Clover Problems - Knowledgebase Question

Hamden, CT
Question by nashford
April 2, 1998
Last year we bought a new house and seeded for the first time. The grass has come through reasonably well, however I am about to rent an overseeder and reseed. Amongst the grass that I now have are zillions of clover. Could you please recommend something to strenghen my grass and also rid me of the clover problem?


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Answer from NGA
April 2, 1998

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Clover is a common perennial weed throughout our great country! Some folks love it-others like you wish it would just go peacefully into the night!

When you buy your new seed, be sure to read the contents carefully. Often clover is included in grass seed. It produces it's own nitrogen which means it can thrive in lawns that are low in this nutrient. This is also why some people are happy for clover in the lawn. Nitrogen is one of your lawns greatest needs, and clover provides it-free!

Some fertilizers come with broad-leaf weed killers included. Look and be sure the label says it is appropriate for ridding the lawn of clover.

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