Just reseeded lawn--lots of clover coming up!
I'm just outside of San Francisco, in a cool coastal climate. About a year ago I bought a great old house with a big lawn (a first for me!). The lawn was 50% crabgrass and a little clover too, so after trying to deal with the crabgrass I eventually killed the whole thing with Roundup, and reseeded with a high quality dwarf fescue blend.
I reseeded with a slit seeder/power seeder, just 15 days ago. The new lawn is coming up nicely, about 2 inches tall and a little thin, but I expect it will fill in.
Here's the problem: Yesterday I noticed that I've got thousands of tiny clover plants coming up too! I guess I created a perfect condition for them. It's far too many to weed by hand (I've got 3000 sq. ft. of lawn), so I'm wondering if I dare use any chemical to kill this stuff when the lawn is so young? The clover is still tiny--leaves maybe 1/8" across but it's just everywhere. I'm afraid it will overwhelm the grass.
Any advice would be much appreciated. BTW, if it matters I used Stover seed company's Triple Crown dwarf fescue mix (it has Bonsai 2000, Millenium and Avenger seeds).