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Is Clover a Concern in the Lawn?

My lawn is filled with clover. Someone told me I better treat the lawn or it will be ruined. I kind of like the flowers. Should I be concerned?

Clover was once included in grass seed mixes as a nurse crop. As a legume it is able to fix nitrogen from the air and add it to the soil for plants to use. At some point we decided clover was a weed and needed to be eliminated from our lawns. Clover often appears in lawns that need a nutrient boost. Try fertilizing Memorial Day, Labor Day and Halloween for a thick lawn that is better able to compete with clover and other weeds. Leave the grass clippings on the lawn to decompose providing additional nitrogen and organic matter. So if you do not mind the clover let it remain. The all important honeybees and your garden will benefit from your decision.

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