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How do I let clover go to seed for next year?

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Right now, I have a beautiful field of white clover blossoms. This is the best ever, probably because of all the rain.  I really like this look and I'd like to let it go to seed to get another good crop next spring.

 It's been about one week since I last mowed. Should I let the clover keep growing or can I just go ahead and mow now? I can probably wait another week before mowing, but not much longer than that. 

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If you have a good stand of it still, you can probably mow it. My neighbor enjoys it to keep spring weeds at bay until the burmuda kicks in and takes over. He doesn’t have to reseed for it either. It will burn off once the normal regularly programmed summer heat stays. My rye grass burned off the last few days finally. 

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2 hours ago, jgradyc said:

Right now, I have a beautiful field of white clover blossoms. This is the best ever, probably because of all the rain.  I really like this look and I'd like to let it go to seed to get another good crop next spring.

 It's been about one week since I last mowed. Should I let the clover keep growing or can I just go ahead and mow now? I can probably wait another week before mowing, but not much longer than that. 

If your lawn is anything like mine, no matter what you do it will come back, seems I have more clover than grass.

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I've got a bunch of clover in my yard and it comes back every year.   Letting it go until the blooms turn brown -ish before mowing should help it spread, but it should come back on its own. 

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I always mix white clover with whatever grass seed mix I currently like. The clover puts out nitrogen and the grass starts to crowd it out, the clover slows down the amount of nitrogen and the grass slows down and the clover spreads again. Nice system, plus I like the look of clover. Never did anything special, just mowed when needed. I do tend to keep my grass on the long side so that may help to. 

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My back yard and my neighbors back yard are both covered in beautiful white clover and every evening about 10 bunny rabbits come out of the fence row and feed in the yards. That is until Darby spots them if she is out..........LOL

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I thought the object of the game was to keep clover out of one's yard. That is the solution I'm looking for.

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I never was a conformist. My yard is more other things than grass, but it stays green even in a drought.

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After trying everything to get rid of the weeds for a few years, I asked one of my cousins who's a pro landscape guy. He maintains one of the fancy gated communities near Charleston.  His advice was to call the Green Lawn, Tru Green, etc. folks. That's the most affordable way. They have stuff not available to the homeowner. If your neighbors have weeds, so will you.  

I gave up after he told me that. Now, my yard is green and I mow it. I try to keep the flower beds looking decent, but I don't have the time/money/energy/interest to mess with the yard. 

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Last two houses spanning nearly 40 years we have had acres of woods around us so lots of interesting things grow and dig in our yard. Discovered if you have grubs skunks dig holes to get a midnight snack and they make a noise that almost sounds like they are singing. Took awhile to figure out what the strange noise was in the middle of the night.

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