Clover is a common weed in Kansas City Lawns. It spreads rapidly by stolons or above ground roots structures. The plant takes root from the stolons at nodes along the stems when they come in contact with the soil. Clover is one of the most easily identified of the common weeds in Kansas City. It tends to grow in dense patches in lawns that are not especially thick. It needs consistently moist ground to survive and prefers soils low in nitrogen. It has white or slightly pink flowers during late summer and early fall. The flowers are a favorite of bees and other nectar sucking insects.
To control clover chemically, use any product that contains 2-4d and carfentrazone. As important as the herbicide when spraying clover, is the use of a great spreader/sticker. Clover has a very waxy film over its leaves that can make control hard if the proper additives are not used.
Kansas City lawns do not need to have clover if they are well cared for and taken care of.
|Published on April 15th, 2008||Posted by Jeff Hamons|