Other Names: White Clover, Dutch Clover

Type: Broadleaf

Appearance: Clover is characterized by its distinctive trifoliate leaves, typically with a white mark on the leaf. It produces small, globe-like flower heads ranging in color from white to pink. While some homeowners appreciate clover for its nitrogen-fixing properties, others consider it a weed when it invades lawns.

Risk: Clover can establish itself in lawns, competing with desirable grasses. Its ability to fix nitrogen can impact soil fertility. While some view it positively for its ecological benefits, others may desire a more uniform lawn appearance.

Timing: This weed is most active during the cool seasons of spring and fall. It thrives in temperatures between 60°F and 75°F, making these seasons conducive to its growth.

Outlook: While clover can be persistent, especially in cool climates, effective control measures can prevent its dominance in lawns.

How to Control Clover

Managing this weed effectively requires a combination of preventative measures and quick treatment.


Take action before this weed appears on your property by following best lawn care practices, especially focusing on:

  • Maintain Good Turf Density: A thick, healthy lawn provides less opportunity for clover to establish.
  • Regular Mowing: Regular mowing prevents clover from flowering and setting seed, limiting its spread.


If you find this weed on your lawn, it’s best to take action immediately. Working with a lawn care professional is most effective, but you can also try these DIY options:

  • Selective Herbicides: Apply selective herbicides labeled for broadleaf weed control, targeting clover while preserving the health of the surrounding grass.
  • Nitrogen Fertilization: Adjusting nitrogen levels in the soil can influence clover growth. Consult with a professional for precise application.

Green Image Lawn Care Knows All Clover

When dealing with clover, trust Green Image Lawn Care to bring their extensive experience in weed control. Our experts understand the nuances of this invader and employ human- and environmentally-friendly methods for effective control. Contact us today for personalized solutions tailored to your lawn’s needs.

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