Clover does not always equal luck, especially to homeowners who value an even, uniform lawn featuring thick, green grass. To them, clover is a weed that chokes out the grass and creates patches of darker green foliage. While a chemical approach works best, there are natural ways to try and eradicate clover, particularly by using corn gluten meal. Before chalking it up to bad luck, here is a great way to eradicate clover without sacrificing your grass.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Corn gluten meal
Spread 4.54 Kilogram of corn gluten meal per 1,000 square feet. Not only will corn gluten meal serve as a natural herbicide, preventing the clover seeds from growing and spreading, it is also a natural fertiliser and will not harm kids, pets and other living things.
Repeat the corn gluten meal spreading process every 120 days, beginning in early spring when lawn vegetation is most responsive.
Mow your lawn frequently, keeping the grass at a length of 2 to 3 inches to keep clover from growing as well. If small patches of clover continue to sprout up, they can be pulled by hand.
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