Assuming it is real clover, it means you don't have enough nitrogen in
the soil. The clover is actually adding nitrogen so you grass will grow
You can kill it with repeated applications of a broad leaf week killer.
Doing so will aggravate the nitrogen situation.
I suggest a better solution. Your lawn needs nitrogen. See that it
gets it. Go a little heavy with a nitrogen rich fertilizer just before and
during the times of the year that your type of lawn grass grows fast. Slow
release is by far the best way to go, but just get the nitrogen in the soil.
Don't add much if any during the slow growth months. Most of the US (mid to
north, has grasses that grow best in the spring and fall. Cool damp times.
Follow this advice and over the next one to three years the clover will
be crowded out by the nice healthy grass.
Don't over do it and don't expect immediate results. Too much nitrogen
can damage the lawn grasses.
In short give the lawn a chance to do well and it will take care of the
One last suggestion. Don't cut your grass too short. It only weakens
the grass and encourages all kinds of weeds.
Joseph E. Meehan
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