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Clover with yellow flowers... can I just pull it out?

Posted by barbiescraps (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 17:59

My back yard is loaded with clover and tons of yellow flowers. My neighbors yards are pristine and weedfree... which I would love my yard to look like. If I pull the clusters of clover out.... I know that there will be many many bald spots. Could I just plant seed? If I pull out the clover and plant seed how soon can I treat the entire lawn with weed and feed? I did use Weed be gone chickweed, clover and oxalis on about one fourth of my yard to see if it would kill the clover. It has been a week and I see no change. I guess I was expecting it to shrivel and die... but no such luck! UGH.. help

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RE: Clover with yellow flowers... can I just pull it out?

Your problems are "misidentification" and "impatience".

There is no clover with yellow flowers. Clover-like leaves and yellow flowers is Oxalis. Luckily for you the herbicide is the same for both - Triclopyr, which is the active ingredient in the product you used.

Triclopyr kills more slowly than some other herbicides - you will see changes between Day 10-14. Repeat the application at two weeks to maximize control. Don't repeat earlier than that - it can burn the good grass if overapplied.

RE: Clover with yellow flowers... can I just pull it out?

Small hop clover has yellow flowers and it is a winter annual, which is why you did not see much activity from your herbicide spray. Winter annuals are very hard to kill by late spring with herbicides. The good news is it will die very soon on it's own. A more dense turf will help out compete this weed next spring.

RE: Clover with yellow flowers... can I just pull it out?

Are there any downsides to just pulling it out? Thanks

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