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Trying to eliminate the clover in my yard seems to make it spread like wildfire. Try that.
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You know, if you are all that enthused about having white and purplish white flowers all through your lawn, one could plant bindweed or perennial morning glory. Within a season, or two, the tiny vines will be all through the lawn. [sarc]
Secretly, quietly, I find the flowers on many thistle plants to be absolutely beautiful... Especially the really nice purple ones! However, I also find that for some reason, no one wants to use the lawn at all once I get enough of the flowers blooming.
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Secretly, quietly, I find the flowers on many thistle plants to be absolutely beautiful... Especially the really nice purple ones! However, I also find that for some reason, no one wants to use the lawn at all once I get enough of the flowers blooming.

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Call it what you want after poking through my back lawn every thing Iv read and seen looks to be holding true. Clover chokes weeds. At least in my back yard. It looks like where the clover is not present there is a lot of creeping charley. Where the clover is thick in places it seems to be mostly just clover and grass.
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i have clover naturaly some years not as much some lots of it to much to get rid of

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Twice I have tried to grow white clover...both times proved unsuccessful. The first time I threw it all around the yard about 1 week into an 8-weeks-long drought. I think that explains that. The second time, however, I should like to think I was a bit wiser, and worked my timing out a bit better. Still, nothing long-term. I did have spots of it, but they've all but died off.

I'm not sure what the trick is, presuming there IS a trick. But as badly as I wanted it, and considering the amount of money I put out, I just could not make it work.

From what I researched, there's a lot to be said for white clover, as others have mentioned. I liked it simply because I wouldn't have to waste time, money and energy on a yard that would win "The World's Least-Seen Lawn" contest.
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The primary trick to getting it to grow well is to not want it.
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So Iv been kicking the idea and googling the idea of over seeding clover in my back yard. It trash anyway I let it grow, many weed and the soil is mostly gravel from an old alley way thatís no longer in use. Has any else thrown white clover in the mix or have any idea as to why this would be a bad idea?

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AWESOME! Seriously. There is a homesteading trend for folks to get as much clover planted and only to cut 4-inches or higher. WHY is that? To help SAVE the BEEs. Clover is one of the only things left in abundance for bees that 1. NON-GMO. 2. Not sprayed with chemicals.

Sir, I thank you for considering this undertaking.

Note, much of the bee population that pollinates clover are ideal to have as these little bees don't have aggression. I can lay in a bed of clover and just watch them hum all around doing what they do.


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I have plenty of clover, but I don't think I've seen a honey bee in a couple years...

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AWESOME! Seriously. There is a homesteading trend for folks to get as much clover planted and only to cut 4-inches or higher. WHY is that? To help SAVE the BEEs. Clover is one of the only things left in abundance for bees that 1. NON-GMO. 2. Not sprayed with chemicals.

Sir, I thank you for considering this undertaking.

Note, much of the bee population that pollinates clover are ideal to have as these little bees don't have aggression. I can lay in a bed of clover and just watch them hum all around doing what they do.



yeah buddy save the bees! Or we all die.

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AWESOME! Seriously. There is a homesteading trend for folks to get as much clover planted and only to cut 4-inches or higher. WHY is that? To help SAVE the BEEs. Clover is one of the only things left in abundance for bees that 1. NON-GMO. 2. Not sprayed with chemicals.



Sir, I thank you for considering this undertaking.



Note, much of the bee population that pollinates clover are ideal to have as these little bees don't have aggression. I can lay in a bed of clover and just watch them hum all around doing what they do.





The bees are just a added bonus. As for the mowing 4Ē or higher thatís a no go for me in the back. Like I said I have some clover in The grass beside the garage and I probably mow it twice a month and itís vary rarely above 2.5Ē and I never mess with it


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Clover produces Nitrogen, the major ingredient in fertilizer. If you're like me, you'll have to mow a little lower to get rid of the seeds....unless you want your lawn to look like it just snowed. It's a tough lawn...great for kids to play on. However, not barefooted unless they like bee stings!

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I think the best way to get clover to spread is to wait until it goes to seed. Don't mulch it, but, with high lift blades (which is all I use), throw it as far as you can, effectively spreading it.

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Hereís what my little patch of clover planted between our pavers looks like after a mow. Not sure how we got it so thick other than I just ignored it for the first 2 months


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Hereís what my little patch of clover planted between our pavers looks like after a mow. Not sure how we got it so thick other than I just ignored it for the first 2 months


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The weedeater will take care of that.

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