Several species of clover are well-established in North America. The most common type is white clover, also known as dutch clover. Clover flowers are usually white or pink. Clovers typically have three leaflets and occasionally will have four or more. Clovers with more than three leaflets are considered to be lucky. The shamrock, the traditional Irish symbol is usually associated with clover or another member of the Oxalis family of tri-leaf flowers known commonly as oxalises, sorrels, false shamrocks, or sourgrasses.
Interesting Facts About White Clover
The world record clover for most leaves had 56 leaves
The previous record was 18 leaves also found by the same record holder
Clover is nitrogen fixing, depositing nitrogen from the air into the ground as absorbable fertilizer
White Clover Control Methods
It's important keep up adequate nitrogen levels in the soil and remove all rooted clover plantlets. Small patches of clover can be removed by hand. Selective postemergence herbicides can be used to control moderate to severe clover colonization. Its important to always apply according to the label and be careful when applying herbicides. Expect results to take at least 3-4 treatments per year and over multiple years to achieve clover control on your lawn. If you hire out your labor for weed control, make sure the technician is a professionally certified applicator with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
How To Get Rid Of White Clover The most effective way to get rid of white clover is to promote thick turfgrass to cover the ground. Vigorous root growth will help establish the lawn which will make it resistant against weeds. Often times changing mowing or watering patterns can help promote turfgrass growth. Granular fertilizers and liquid weed control applications will also help turfgrass dominate the lawn and prevent undesirable weeds. Spring Touch offers our customers a customized lawn care program. The program can use professional control methods, organic products, or a hybrid professional/organic approach. Note that the organic lawn care program does not provide weed control. For more information call 507-388-9100 or go to our customer assistant website to get a free instant quote on your lawn care program today.