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Good morning,
Thanks for your articles.  Good info.
I'm looking for a way to use white clover in a lawn, but in a controlled manner.  Right now I have several patches that are rather thick, but would like a thinner more uniform distribution.  Any tips on how to achieve.  (mostly tips on how to thin dense patches of clover).  No Chemicals.
thanks,

 
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Fertilizer! 

Just put some organic lawn fertilizer on the clover patches.  The grass will then outcompete the clover.

Clover is a legume.  Legumes are able to get fertilizer (in this case, nitrogen) from the air (thanks to some special microbes).  Grass does not have that advantage and grass is a nitrogen PIG! 

So wherever you have lots of clover, that's a sign that that spot of your lawn is very low in nitrogen. 
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