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Clover comes in many varieties, all three-leafed and low-lying. Clover spreads by sending out shoots.

Clover in a lawn is usually the result of excess phosphorus or low nitrogen. Lawns need more nitrogen than either phosphorus or potassium.  Since clover makes its own nitrogen, it is stimulated to grow in high phosphorus conditions. Fertilize with a nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium mix of 15-5-10 or 23-8-12, or use a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer such as alfalfa meal or cottonseed meal. Do not over fertilize; excess chemicals can run off and contaminate water.


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