Some people like the nice little white flowers of white clover(Trifolium repens) in their lawn and think of it as a wildflower. Others consider it a weed. The plant is a low growing perennial that forms a mat of trifoliate leaves. It is successful because it is so short and withstands mowing.

Some people like the look of white clover and enjoy the flowers. However, if you are allergic to bee stings, you might give it a second thought.

As with most lawn weeds, the best control is to grow a healthy, vigorous turfgrass. A good layer of mulch such as shredded bark or wood chips will help manage weeds in the bed or border.

If cultural options do not provide enough control, several herbicides are also labeled for this weed, however, this one falls under the "difficult to control" lawn weeds and may be tough to eliminate.

Note: We have provided some general information and observations on this topic aimed at the home gardener. Before you take any serious action in your landscape, check with your state's land grant university's Cooperative Extension Service for the most current, appropriate, localized recommendations.

 

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