How to get rid of Clovers

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by Vina1, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Vina1

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    Dear viewers,

    Please help! My back yard is now almost totally covered with clovers, the one that have yellow flowers...
    How can I get rid of them without hurting my other fruit trees and roses?

    I hope to get some suggestions soon. Have a Merry Christmas!
     
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Best to just hoe them in regularly. Clovers fix nitrogen so they add fertility to the soil.
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Are you certain it's a clover ? A photo may help, if not .
     
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    How large an sq. metres or Yds. have you do contend with? Apply a thick mulch over them, no chemicals or sprays, no tilling .....
     
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    Thank you so much for your responds. I shall post a picture of the clovers when the flowers come. They are an absolute glorious yellow beauty but they invade my land (-:-(
    It almost too much to have. The recent rain helped them to grow much faster and all over. Last summer I dugged some out and there were pots looked like small round white onions, at first I was happy because I thought I have onions untill the flowers came out and o my...
     
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    well, vina1, sometimes all you can do is reclassify a "weed" as a "valuable plant". i had a clover problem at one house i lived in. it got to the point where i gave up on pulling up clover and pulled up the last straggly bits of grass instead. the clover filled in the spaces and i rather liked the end result. however, i was lucky enough to be invaded by a relatively compact, dense type of clover; it made a great lawn.

    good luck!
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    some pics would be awesome!
     
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    Dear Chimera and other friends,
    Here are the photos of the clovers lovely came up all over my garden (-:
     

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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, a woodsorrel (Oxalis), not a clover (Trifolium).
     

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