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St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! It’s the time of year where Irish heritage is celebrated and symbols like four-leaf clovers, rainbows and gold are abundant. But for many homeowners, finding clovers in the lawn isn't a joyous way to recognize the holiday. Instead, this pesky weed can leave you confused and frustrated.
As we embark on this Irish holiday, let’s unpack the truth about the clover and its effect on your lawn.
Why are clovers symbolic of St. Patrick’s Day? - The Shamrock can be translated from Gaelic to “little clover”. It has three leaves that, as lore states, St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity, as well as faith, hope and love. The four-leaf clover became known as lucky simply because they are rare.
What’s the most common type of clover? – White Dutch is the most commonly found clover in lawns. Clover is of the genus Trifolium, which has about 300 species of flowering plants in the legume or pea family.
Why is clover in my lawn? - There are a variety of reasons that you might have the luck of finding clovers in your lawn, including:
How do I get rid of clover? - The way to control clover growth in the lawn is to mow and water regularly, as well as apply fertilizers that combat the growth of clovers. This weed is persistent and can be tricky to get rid of, but it can be achieved with proper and consistent methods.
There are, however, some reasons why you may consider keeping and controlling clover in your lawn, rather than eliminating it altogether.
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