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Saturday - March 19, 2016

From: Bandera, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Herbs/Forbs
Title: killing clover in Bandera
Answered by: Jimmy Mills

QUESTION:

How may one kill clover while not killing native wild flowers in one's lawn?

ANSWER:

One way to kill clover in your lawn is to use a herbicide, but doing so will most likely also kill the native wildflowers that you have growing. The word herbicide literally means "plant killer".

I am enclosing a link to gardeningknowhow.com  which has a couple of other ideas for getting rid of clover. One of which is mechanical removal (ie. pulling it up).


 

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