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Old 07-14-2019, 11:06 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Apparently, it is bad gardening to have patches of clover in your lawn. Who knew? I occasionally get a neighbor advise me to use some feed and weed to get rid of the clover.


Sorry, you don't like looking at it, neighbor, but we are honey bee friendly at my house.


I don't mind looking at large stretches of flowers and I have one patch I particularly like that has lovely pink flowers. The bees are grateful for all the clover and work it diligently.


I mow in the evening when it appears that bees have either gone to bed or on to feed on something else. I don't want to mow the bees.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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clover is a sign of a healthy lawn and has many beneficial attributes
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:35 AM
 
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And that is part of why bees are dying off and we have such high rates of cancer. Perfectly manicured lawns using toxic to us chemicals.

I love my clover and crab grass lawn. No muss no fuss and inexpensive to maintain.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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How long does it persist in your area? Where I live it starts growing in early spring, and by midsummer the heat makes it die off on its own.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Clover adds nitrogen so "SOME" is good. Although it's not called a lawn when all you have is clover. lol. But who cares what other people think and do, do what you want or think is good. As long as you're happy. If you aren't happy, then change something.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:08 PM
 
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"How long does it persist in your area?"
long enough for the deer to eat it all.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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I love my clover! Tough luck for your neighbors. He/she should mind their own beeswax!
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Apparently, it is bad gardening to have patches of clover in your lawn. Who knew? I occasionally get a neighbor advise me to use some feed and weed to get rid of the clover.


Sorry, you don't like looking at it, neighbor, but we are honey bee friendly at my house.


I don't mind looking at large stretches of flowers and I have one patch I particularly like that has lovely pink flowers. The bees are grateful for all the clover and work it diligently.


I mow in the evening when it appears that bees have either gone to bed or on to feed on something else. I don't want to mow the bees.
You are my kinda people! Carry on ows.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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When I was a kid in Louisville KY in the late 40s all the lawns had clover. Never occurred that one should do anything about it. We played barefoot over all the lawns and the clover led to a bee sting weekly. It was so common the kids took care of it themselves. Find and pull the stinger and then slap it with a hunk of dark mud and wait for it to go away.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Who knew! Crazy mainlanders! You shoulda stayed in Hawaii, where folks aren't fussy about lawns. (weren't you in Hawaii before Idaho?)


I like clover! Especially the big pink ones. If they don't like clover, do your neighbors not like dandelions, either? I find them festive and very yellow and quite cheery, but some folks don't like them for some reason.


Good job on the beez! Beez is good! Can you have a bee hive?
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