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    • steve1500
    • By steve1500 1st Jul 17, 10:01 AM
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    Clover - getting rid
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    Clover - getting rid 1st Jul 17 at 10:01 AM
    Can anyone recommend the best way of getting rid of clover. It is starting to take over the lawn
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    • Farway
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    Up to you of course, but I would just leave it, it is green, hard wearing and the bees love it

    However any lawn weedkiller will do the job, you may need further applications

    Have read of this thread from 2004
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1865

    PS, got kids around? Have a "find a four leaf clover" hunt for free kid's amusement
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    It'll die down soon enough. Or just pull it up - it's not difficult to do.
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    • fishybusiness
    • By fishybusiness 6th Jul 17, 11:21 PM
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    best way of getting rid of clover
    Praxys will do the job.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 7th Jul 17, 9:01 AM
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    I'm trying to encourage clover to grow in my garden for the kids/bees.

    But as above, it's easily eradicated with lawn selective weed killer
    • Justagardener
    • By Justagardener 7th Jul 17, 1:15 PM
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    Clover ruins the look of lawns In my opinion. There's plenty of plants for bees in the borders where they are not in danger of being stepped on or disappearing into the back of a lawn mower grass box.
    Weedol lawn weed killer will do the job but it will take a couple of seasons.
    http://theperfectgarden.co.uk/2016/08/01/kill-clover-lawn-bee/
    Last edited by Justagardener; 15-07-2017 at 4:11 PM.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 8th Jul 17, 4:42 PM
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    Treating the lawn to remove the clover will only temporarily work. Two common causes are cutting the lawn too short, and not feeding the lawn. Too much shade and poor drainage also affect it.

    By all means treat the lawn for a quick fix but, unless you treat the cause, it will return.
    Last edited by DaftyDuck; 08-07-2017 at 4:46 PM.
    • DollyDee
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    We used to use Verdone Extra but I think it's been taken off the market.

    Bought some stuff in Asda a few weeks ago, Vitax Lawn Clear, not quite as good as Verdone but it's got rid of most of the weeds.
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