Is your Allentown, PA, yard full of white clover and you don’t think it is bringing any luck to your garden? White clover can be tricky to eliminate. When it comes to dealing with this or any type of weed, it is essential to know all the right steps to take, as one wrong step can encourage the clover to spread even more. Here is our advice on how professional lawn care can get rid of white clover once and for all.
What Is White Clover?
White clover can be both good and bad; it all depends on how you see it. Some people like having an entire yard of white clovers, as they consider it a beautiful perennial while most people see it as a vicious weed that is known to cause allergies for some people and is really known for its ability take over an entire yard. This weed can become very invasive and even displace desirable vegetation. It can be very tricky to get rid of white clover, so it is important to consult a professional to take care of it without experiencing major setbacks that can result in the weed spreading even more.
Identify White Clover
Identifying this weed is the first step of the elimination process. White clover grows low to the ground, and aside from lawns, it can be found in many different places. One of the most common reasons for the appearance of white clover is not enough or unhealthy grass. The weed grows leaves in sets of three leaflets and has spiky white flowers with a brownish or green center. If you are uncertain whether or not you are having white clover growing in your yard, you will want to consult a professional to help with the identification process.
A Healthy Lawn
The elimination and prevention of white clover start with a healthy lawn. If your yard has areas of low nitrogen and doesn’t have much grass or plants, it could be the kind of environment that’s enabling clover to thrive. By making sure your lawn and flower beds are healthy and are getting all the nutrients they need, you are helping the lawn and plants to grow and not only keep out white clover, but also make the soil less friendly to the weed. Regular and proper lawn mowing and bed management will keep your yard clean and healthy, helping the flowers and foliage to grow and prevent the weed from spreading.
Fertilizing Is Key
Fertilizing is essential for developing a healthy lawn. A regular and individualized fertilizing plan is important. Thick layers of mulch for your flower beds and regular fertilizing of your lawn will keep the clover seeds from germinating. Our team uses the highest industry standards and top equipment to provide balanced fertilization your lawn needs. We also feature Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturists and Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicators, who can evaluate the necessity of using pesticides for an already established white clover. The hardest part about killing white clover is getting rid of all of the seeds. The white clover seeds can survive high and low temperatures and stay dormant for years before germinating. So, even if you get rid of the white clover through hand pulling, you might need professional help with keeping your lawn in its peak state all year-round and prevent the seeds from germinating.