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I want to get rid of clover now.  Massachusetts lawn.  I am afraid of burning my lawn if i put down fertilizer.  Should i set my drop style spreader to 1/2 or 3/4 strength? 

Or should i spray th clover-affected area with a liquid solution to get rid of specific area affected? 

Thanks for any help in advance
 
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Right now is not a good time to fertilize.  Your grass is going to start going dormant.  Late august or early september would be a good time.  Lots of fertilizer will make the grass easily outcompete the clover.
 
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Clover is good for your lawn.  the chemical companies have done a good job of spreading the "Fear of clover in your lawn" myth over the past 50 or more years.

Clover has tap roots that can go as deep as two feet.  They crack hard pan and in so doing, improve drainage.  Clover adds nitrogen to the soil and it brings up nutrients from deep down that the lawn grass can't reach.  Clover is green, soft and short and requires little maintainance too.

  You can fertilize in summer if you want to, so long as you use organic fertilizer and give the lawn the water it needs.  Organic fertilizer won't burn your lawn but, like all fertilizer it needs water to activate.

Liquid fish and kelp are good monthly formulas for lawns all season long.  Apply them in the evening and water them in or apply before the rain, like we just had.  Kelp is a great root builder and will help make your lane more cold hardy for fall and spring.
 
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I heartily endorse what John just said.

I like clover in my lawn.

 
                                                
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but the flowers from the clover attracts bees then you can't
walk barefoot you have to worry about getting stung you have to worry about.........whine whine
 
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my son has stepped on them many times  and it turns out that he's allergic  so he has to get meds...etc  then i got stung in the pool and now i found out that i;m allergic 2
 
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In that case, you should put down lots of lawn fertilizer so that your grass will outcompete the clover.
 
                                                
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  where can i get organic fertilizer
 
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I live in Houston, TX and would like to sow my lawn with white clover seed.  When is the appropriate time to do this?  I also apply corn gluten to my lawn during the spring and fall for weed prevention; will this affect the germination of the white clover?
 
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jeostillo wrote:
I live in Houston, TX and would like to sow my lawn with white clover seed.  When is the appropriate time to do this?  I also apply corn gluten to my lawn during the spring and fall for weed prevention; will this affect the germination of the white clover?


In texas, you should plant it in the fall when things have cooled down a bit.

The corn gluten stuff will keep any seed from germinating, including the clover.
 
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