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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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Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?

Composting Pros: germicide. Cons: it take times, some clover seeds can germinate after composting and it is not suitable for large gardens. Herbicides (Postemergent) Pros: As per @J. Musser 's ...
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Watering clover seeds

I planted Palestine Strawberry clover in my yard (Phoenix, AZ) this past fall. My clover seems extraordinarily resilient so far (with the exception of falling prey to our local quail population). ...
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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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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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What is the quickest germinating leguminous cover crop?

In the summer, soybeans are usually my first choice, as they sprout and grow fast, and add about 30-50 lbs of nitrogen per acre. Red clover grows a little slower, but holds the soil together and adds ...
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I do not want to mow the lawn, how can I have a lawn without having to mow?

I'll provide some suggestions and options but you'll need to dig into them further as not having a nice grass lawn is complete anathema to me. :) A lot is going to depend on other factors like do you ...
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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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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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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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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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Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?

The likelihood is your clover and grasses are rooted in with the plants you want to keep. Couch grass is difficult to eradicate by any means, clover you can get rid of - but it requires effort. You ...
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I do not want to mow the lawn, how can I have a lawn without having to mow?

If you want grass, there are several commercially available grasses that are advertized as "no mow." They are generally fine textured dwarf grasses that grow between 2 and 6 inches in height. There ...
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Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?

Might as well add my own method, to add onto the other valuable input you've gotten so far. If all you have in the beds are daffodils, here's what I'd do: Dig all the grass and clover you can. If ...
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Any suggestions on how to control clover and grass in a flowerbed?

I would suggest using mulch. The trick is to use a very thick layer - about 6 inches. This should take care of clover. Grass will get trough the first year. But mulch will not allow for the grass to ...
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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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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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