White Clover (Trifolium Repens)
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
Fertilizer will keep up adequate nitrogen levels in the soil and remove all rooted clover plantlets to keep clover from spreading. Patches of clover can be removed with professional weed control methods. Its important to always be careful and apply according to the label or leave mixing and application of chemicals up to professionally certified applicators. Granular fertilizers and liquid weed control applications will also help turfgrass dominate the lawn and prevent undesirable weeds.
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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. The recommended treatment for white clover is a broad spectrum postemergent herbicide. Expect results to take at least 3-4 treatments per year to achieve white clover control on your lawn. Spring Touch recommends our 6 step lawn care program to remove white clover and thicken up your existing turf lawn. 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.