Clover Imposter!

gillnurseryLawn Care, Problem Solving4 Comments

Growing up on a farm, I learned that Clover is a good thing. It adds nitrogen back into your soil, has adorable ball-like flowers, and covers your field in gorgeous green. However, there’s also a weed called Oxalis that has Clover-like leaves, and is deep dark green. Oxalis is a weed through and through, and if it’s in your yard, you know how frustrating it can be to get rid of. The easiest way to tell between Clover and Oxalis is to see the bloom. If the bloom looks like a round ball of pink or white, then it’s the super beneficial Clover! If the bloom is a yellow or pink open-petal flower, then it’s the super annoying Oxalis. We have a number of products to kill Oxalis, like Top Shot and Weed-B-Gon. If you see these weeds starting to pop up in your yard get rid of them now! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so use these products to nip the problem in the bud.

-Martamarta

4 Comments on “Clover Imposter!”

  1. Ugh! Tons of this in my garden…foolish me, I thought it was clover. Why is it harmful/considered a weed? Just curious. Thanks! Love u guys. Also I take a class with Kady (Alameda) at TAMUCC! 🙂

  2. Most people do not like the way it messes with the smooth texture they prefer in a lawn or flower bed. But there are exotic varieties with pretty colored leaves or blooms I would suggest growing in a pot. And you can eat the common weedy variety, foliage and bulbs both.

  3. Is it ok to trim Jasmine vines that don’t bloom flowers during the winter dormant season if they really need it?

  4. That would be no problem for asiatic jasmine. Trimming star jasmine/confederate jasmine now will reduce spring bloom somewhat. Trimming pink jasmine, or arabian jasmine, or the other true jasmines that are tropicals, may slightly increase the amount of damage if we have a freeze this winter, but the plant will probably overcome that quickly in the spring, especially if you cover to protect during a freeze.

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