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during the spring and summer my back lawn is a mix of grass and clover and dandelions and wild violets.which I like. the meadow look. but during winter everything but grass dies off and I'm left withribbons of mud winding through the grass. So if I lay down corn meal gluten in early march to stop the clover etc. from sprouting. how long would I could Iwait to plant grass seed in its place. Just so I won't have to walk in mud next winter. I would appreciate anyones help in this matter. If I'm on the wrong track please let me know.
 
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Where are you?  How cold does it get?

The corn stuff is designed to keep seeds from germinating.  This will work on some clovers, but not all. 

If you want to reduce clover and increase grass, the real solution is to fertilize.

 
                                      
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paul wheaton wrote:
Where are you? How cold does it get?

The corn stuff is designed to keep seeds from germinating. This will work on some clovers, but not all.

If you want to reduce clover and increase grass, the real solution is to fertilize.

I'm in s.e. pa. What would I fertilize with I try to stay away from chemical fertilizers.  would i plant seed first then fertilize or vice versa? I guess the seed could crowd out the clover before its sprouts?
 
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Look around for the ringer brand.  Home Depot usually carries it.

 
                                        
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Is Ringer Brand the name of an organic fertilizer? I'm having a problem with muddy areas also and will need to re-seed but I think the lawn needs fertilizer but don't want to put down any chemicals (I have kids, dogs and I'm fond of worms too  :lol.

I found this site while looking for some lawn care tips. It looks like it will be a fun site to belong to.
Cathy
 
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I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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