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Old 06-13-2019, 06:30 AM   #1
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What type of weeds are the ones shown in the pictures? What’s the best way to get rid of it? I know Round Up is not safe but not sure the best way to get rid of it all.
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Looks like clover.
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See this thread for discussion of benefits of clover in lawn.

https://www.diychatroom.com/f16/best...lovers-659859/
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What type of weeds are the ones shown in the pictures? What’s the best way to get rid of it? I know Round Up is not safe but not sure the best way to get rid of it all.
Round up is safe for humans if used with care.

It will, however, kill grass as well as clover.

2-4-D (e.g., Ortho Weed-B-Gon) will kill clover, but it's tough to get rid of completely.

If your grass is in a shaded spot, it will likely be at a disadvantage for weeds, and you might want to consider planting another ground cover instead if that's the case.
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Its not about its safety to humans from a direct ingestion standpoint. It is about how it affects microorganisms.
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I used Weed B Gone early this spring on some unknown weeds in my front lawn. Took about three weeks to completely eradicate them but they are about 95% gone now. Recommended.
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I used Weed B Gone early this spring on some unknown weeds in my front lawn. Took about three weeks to completely eradicate them but they are about 95% gone now. Recommended.
If your weeds were clover, that's miraculous! That stuff is like Zombie Weed, just when you think it's gone, up it comes again, to wander the yard, and attract lots of bunnies.
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@DoomsDave has a good point. Rabbits love clover. You just need to get about 20 rabbits....

OR. Clover is quite hard to get rid of, but you could improve the conditions for grass to grow, pull the clover enough to let the grass get started, and it will outcompete the clover. Clover will still pop up here and there and fill in gaps. The problem likely is that grass doesn't Like the area where the clover is, and now the clove is that established it can't get started.
Pull the clover (rough yard raking, disturb/top scrape the soil also. Test the soil, is it "grass positive" ie pH, NPK? Plant grass seed in newly scraped up area, cover with peat and keep damp for a few weeks, grass should take over instead of the clover.

Clover is just better at growing than grass. Clover/grass mixes are getting popular these days for that fill-ability, low height and softness of the clover.
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