Clover performs well in nitrogen - depleted soil, so keeping your lawn well fed can help keep it from coming back.

Clover Defined

Clover is a perennial weed that grows easily in moist areas. This shallow-rooted weed is found throughout the U.S. Clover also performs well in nitrogen-depleted soil, so keeping your lawn well-fed can help keep it from coming back.


Kill Clover in the Lawn

If you see little white flowers in your yard with bees active around them, chances are you have clover. Most lawns do. There are many kinds of this low-growing perennial weed that set up shop in yards across the country. The most common is white clover. Here's how you can control it.

Prevention and Maintenance

Feed Your Lawn

Keeping your lawn fed can help combat clover in two ways. First, clover grows well in nitrogen-depleted soils, so keeping your lawn fed with a lawn food containing slow-release nitrogen may help keep clover away. Second, maintaining a well-fed lawn helps it grow full and thick to better crowd out weeds like clover.

Spread Some Clover Control

If you have a widespread clover problem in your lawn, use a liquid weed killer concentrate, such as Ortho® WeedClear™ Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate with the Ortho® Dial N Spray® Hose End Sprayer. Always follow the label directions for use.

Spot-Treat Clover

If your lawn is thick and full you may only find a few clover plants scattered throughout your lawn. In this case, you should spot-treat these plants so they don't become a big problem later. You need an effective weed killer that won't harm your grass. Ortho® WeedClear™ Lawn Weed Killer Ready-to-Use will get the job done. Just be sure to follow the label directions.