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Clover

How to Get Rid of  White Clover

Characteristics

  • Trifolium repens L.
  • also know as dutch clover
  • short-lived cool-season perennial
  • grows rapidly and spreads by stolons
  • shallow root system
  • grows well in cool and moist weather
  • three oval shapes leaflets
  • white, crescent-shaped band on each leaflet
  • the flower is white and appears in early summer

 

Treatment

Selective 

  • best time to apply these herbicides is early in the fall
  • three-way products are highly recommended (2,4-D, dicamba and MCPP)
  • be careful to not apply during spring transition (green-up of the lawn) or when the temperature is more than 90 degrees
  • other active ingredients  that are recommended are triclopyr and metsulfuron
  • use of a surfactant will increase control and effectiveness
  • Make sure to properly identify your grass to make sure that the herbicide is safe for your lawn.  Choose your grass below to filter for products that are safe for your lawn:

Non-Selective

  • use non-selective herbicides to spot treat
  • look for active ingredients such as glyphosate
  • only target unwanted vegetation

Prevention

  • pre-emergent herbicides are not as effective because it is a perennial 
  • the best time to apply these herbicides is during the fall months
  • multiple applications are necessary
  • look for active ingredients that pre-emergent that also has post-emergent qualities (dithiopyr and indaziflam)

 

 

 

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  1. Triclopyr 3 Herbicide

    Starting at: $159.95

    Triclopyr 3 with 44.4 % Triclopyr can be compared to Garlon 3A (same active ingredient and percentage). Triclopyr 3 is a broad-spectrum woody, brush, and perennial broad leaf control specialty herbicide. Apply Triclopyr 3 on industrial non-crop areas, around farm buildings, forest sites, Christmas tree plantations, as well as right-of-ways and roadsides. It may also be used in aquatic sites which have little or no continuous outflow (see label).

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  2. Dismiss Herbicide

    Starting at: $88.85

    Dismiss Herbicide, by FMC is a selective, post-emergent herbicide. It has shown to work faster than Certainty, Sedgehammer or Monument. Dismiss Herbicide is one of the best herbicides for sedge weed control in residential and commercial turf. Troublesome sedges such as green kylinga and yellow nutsedge are knocked out with visible results from one to two days. It not only attacks the surface of the weeds but better yet, gets into the soil to penetrate the sedge tubers. This penetrating soil action helps to prevent additional outbreaks of sedges. It is also labeled for the control or suppression on over 45 broadleaf weeds and grasses.

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  3. QuickSilver Herbicide
    $161.50

    As a post emergent and contact herbicide, QuickSilver T&O is a selective herbicide for tough broadleafs in most types of newly seeded, sodded or sprigged turfgrass. In particular, QuickSilver Herbicide has shown outstanding control against silvery thread moss on Bentgrass and Bermudagrass greens and tees.

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  4. SpeedZone Southern Herbicide -Gallon

    SpeedZone Southern Herbicide is a fast and exceptional post-ermergence herbicide for weed control in sensitive southern turf grasses. It is known to work on weeds that are the toughest, such as creeping beggarweed, dollarweed, plantain, clover, ground ivy and spurge with visible results within hours.

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