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Will weed and feed take care of clover?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Will weed and feed take care of clover? Reply with quote

Hi all,

I want to sow a new grass lawn to replace the current one that virtually consists of a carpet of clover (smells lovely when it flowers but I prefer the look of grass). I was told to first put down Gouldings Weed and Feed Moss Killer to get rid of the clover before rotovating and sowing. Is this the right way to go about it? Will the Gouldings stuff work (doesn't mention any about killing clover on the packet)? Advice appreciated, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, the correct name of the product is Gouldings Lawnfeed, Weed and Mosskiller. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clover is natures way of providing nitrogen feed for plants including grass. Where there is a plentiful supply of Nitrogen in the soil already or is artificially supplied then clover will not survive. keep adding nitrogen (lawn fertiliser) to suppress clover. Clover likes a well drained lightish soil.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael.
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