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The Dutch Clover in my yard is flowering, and I'd like to keep it from spreading more than it already has. When I mow, should I leave the mulched clippings, which will includes the flowers, or bag to prevent more seeds from spreading?
 

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Bag it if that is what you are trying to accomplish. I understand what you are trying to do. Forbid that I interject my insights. My 4 1/2 acres is inundated with white dutch clover. I love it. It fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere to its roots, and feeds everything else. No need for fertilizer for the most part. I mow mine weekly and spread the seeds from the flowers. But I don't have the "yard of the month". It is green and low growing, and smothers out weeds.
 

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Bag it if that is what you are trying to accomplish. I understand what you are trying to do. Forbid that I interject my insights. My 4 1/2 acres is inundated with white dutch clover. I love it. It fixes nitrogen from the atmosphere to its roots, and feeds everything else. No need for fertilizer for the most part. I mow mine weekly and spread the seeds from the flowers. But I don't have the "yard of the month". It is green and low growing, and smothers out weeds.
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Thanks. I know the argument for going with a clover-centric lawn. And actually, I don't care if there's some mixed in with the grass. I'd just rather it didn't dominate like it is this year.
 

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@Otis R. welcome!

Why are you afraid of your lawn being dominated by clover?

For just this once,:vs_cool::devil3: I heartily concur with @Bondo and @chandler48 clover is the bees' knees where it grows well. On the other hand, it is a pain to walk barefoot through, when the bees are visiting the flowers and you step on one. But, been 50 years . . . .
 

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Thanks all. I'm keeping my lawn organic, so the usual suspects for herbicides are out. (Let's not debate the pros and cons of the chemical route here.) Of course that means that I better get used to the clover. Right now my main focus is going to be on getting the grass as healthy as possible.
 
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