If clover is growing in your garden, then it’s a sure sign that your soil is depleted of Nitrogen (the most important macronutrient). Clover can also be identified by its cream flowers that bees cluster around. If you want to attract bees to your garden, we can make many recommendations for perennials and shrubs to add, that bees will love. For example Arctostaphylos manzanita, or Monarda species (Bee Balm). Check out this beautiful pamphlet for more information on encouraging pollinators to your garden.
The good news is that we can guide your garden soil back to good health, safely, without risking your health. Our FertileTea, teeming with microorganisms, serves as an immune system for plants and helps transport nutrients enriching your soil, which in turn will feed your plants. Once the landscape is healthy again, the plants will thrive, the soil will be replenished with nitrogen, and clover will no longer dominate. We can help you to get rid of clover in your lawn once and for all!.
After our FertileTea treatment, the grass will be healthier from all the beneficial nutrients – it will grow thicker and stronger, crowding out the weeds, and removing clover from your lawn. Clover has a shallow root system, and once we encourage the other plants and turf to fight back, clover will not stand a chance!
Earthdance Organics recommends use of organic pre-emergent herbicides to treat weeds. Corn gluten meal is used to prevent new seeds from growing roots when they germinate. The shoots that grow, will die quickly with no root support.
Treatment with organic herbicides is safer than conventional weed killers. They have low toxicity and break down quickly, making it safe for your family and pets to enjoy the yard. These are used to treat any weeds already present. When used in conjunction with the pre-emergent herbicide, the combination can be very effective.
Clover can also show up in other parts of your landscape, such as planting beds. Restoring the health of your soil discourages clover from getting established. Installing groundcovers or bark mulch is a low-maintenance method to help crowd out weeds and maintain soil moisture. These additional steps are all part of our holistic landscape approach.
Do you want to stop clover from creeping all over your vegetable beds? Clover can also cause problems in your vegetable garden. Our FertileTea solution combined with Nitrogen-fixing cover crops, such as fava beans, will help to conquer the clover. These will replenish the soil with Nitrogen, making it less attractive to weeds, and helping you to grow healthy and tasty vegetables.
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