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Microclover Mix Lawns

Microclover (Trifolium repens var.pirouette) is a selection from the original white clover (Trifolium repens). It was bred and selected for its much smaller leaves, lower height, much less aggressive ...
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Microclover Mix Lawns

I have no idea about "microclover" which sounds like a hokey marketing term, but I have been putting Dutch white clover in lawns for decades and it works just fine, unless you are one of those folks ...
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Plant identification (wild sorrel or clover)

Just visible is a yellow flower, not fully open yet, and once that opens, you can confirm (or deny) this ID. It is a sorrel rather than a clover, as mentioned in the other answer, specifically, Oxalis ...
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Is this clover, and does it have the benefits of other types of clover?

This is not clover (of the genus Trifolium (=three-leafed)), but Oxalis, or wood-sorrel (not to be confused with regular sorrel). For a definite id, we’d need more details, but that’s probably not ...
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How to build an inconspicuous border so my future clover lawn does not encroach on my neighbor's grass?

I have two lawn areas at the front of the house. One is brand new sod that replaces the last batch and needs fertilizing, overseeding, cutting every week in the summer and must be watered during the ...
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Plant identification (wild sorrel or clover)

Maybe you found chichoda bhaji. This seems to be a yellow woodsorrel. More precisely, its genus is Oxalis, but it could be Oxalis stricta (common yellow woodsorrel, lemon clover, sourgrass), Oxalis ...
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Is this reddish weed a variety of clover?

This is not really clover, but Oxalis corniculata. I think in English it is called creeping woodsorrel or procumbent yellow sorrel. I am not native English speaking so I know only the Dutch name for ...
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

Over time,your lawn will become largely a mix of dandelions and clover, because both will out compete the grass for nutrients and water. Since you don't use any chemical treatments, you could harvest ...
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Ground cover ideas for a large area besides white clover

According to this site specific to Vancouver island, Phlox diffusa is a possibility for you. It grows only 3-4 inches tall, has very pretty flowers in the spring, and, from a "lawn" aspect, ...
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How can I keep a clover back yard from encroaching on a traditional grass front yard?

I use a somewhat labor-intensive way to protect my fenced yard from my neighbors' weeds that might work for you - it depends on the type of privacy fence you have. My yard is bordered by a solid, ...
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How can I help a newly sprouted seed lawn compete with faster growing clover?

First off, the "clover" in your photo is actually not clover, it's oxalis. This explains the bulb you're finding when you dig it out. You also have nasturium and, oddly, something that looks ...
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Ground cover ideas for a large area besides white clover

Something I have not seen as a lawn but I think will work is Ajuga. Keeps low like 2" purple green leaves, purple flower stalks. I have seen it grow well in zone 5 and 8 , shade or sun . Spreads ...
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How to tell lucerne(alfalfa) apart from clover?

Easy, Medicago species have the central leaflet on a longer petiole (stalk) than the other two. And clover
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If I just leave dandelions and clover in my lawn, what problems may happen?

dandelions and clover are harmless for lawns, if anything they're beneficial. Dandelions have big tap roots, which dig into compacted soils and bring nutrients to the surface. Clover is in the Pea (...
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Frost seeding vs. hoof seeding vs. driving over seeds with tractor for improving pasture

You might be OK just putting the sheep on the area and let them do the actual work. The usual steps to reseed grass are: Remove cover. That's dead grass and long blades of existing grass. Wait for a ...
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How do I grow clovers

Rather than trying to force an outdoor plant into being a houseplant (not always the easiest thing to do), you might want to consider a tropical-ish plant that can be grown as a houseplant: plants in ...
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Should I keep my dogs off my lawn after overseeding?

Yes, you should keep them off - once germinated, the seedlings then have to root properly and firmly into the soil. While that is happening, they are vulnerable to being pulled out by the roots for a ...
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Identifying and removing this weed / clovers from my lawn / groundcover

It looks like Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea). You will have to pull out the creeping charlie by hand in your ground cover area. In the lawn area, look for a herbicide for Chickweed, Clover and ...
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Identifying and removing this weed / clovers from my lawn / groundcover

Looks like Creeping Charlie, if you pull it out diligently then it'll give up eventually. Broadleaf herbicide works too, might need two applications though.
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