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  • Writer's pictureKyle Magnuson

Clover weeds taking over your lawn?

Updated: Mar 20, 2018

There are a few things that you can do in order to permanently take care of a clover problem.

First, herbicides can be used to kill off existing weeds. In this area you have two options, a 3-step weed control only program or a 5-step fertilizer and weed control program. Most of the time our customers that go with weed control only are customers who live outside the city and don’t want to have to deal with mowing large areas but just want to kill off the weeds. The 5-step program is our main program that we offer and is 100% guaranteed. We apply fertilizer and weed control every 35-40 days to keep your lawn healthy and weed-free. 

Applying both fertilizer and weed control is the best way to combat weeds as it kills existing weeds AND thickens up your lawn which leaves less open space for weeds to grow.

Second, when you have an existing problem with clover, and many types of other weeds, your lawn usually has regions of grass that are starting to thin out because of the competition with the weeds and lack of proper nutrients. When this happens I recommend aerating and overseeding your lawn at the beginning of the spring season. The aeration cycles the top soil, allowing the lawn to breathe which opens up a great opportunity to add seed. Once again, the thicker the grass, the better your lawn will be at weed prevention. 

If you choose to go with one of the weed control (and/or fertilizer) options AND the aeration over-seeding, we will schedule each service within a few days of each other so that we can spray weed control and apply the seed within a time frame that won’t affect the newly seeded grass.

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