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Q.Clover Growing Through Cotoneaster

Zone BT44 8NN | Anonymous added on September 18, 2021 | Answered

I have a large excavated area, which has been planted out in cotoneaster to stabilise it. It has been invaded by white clover, which I cannot spray, as I do not want to kill the cotoneaster. Please, any suggestions how to eradicate the clover? Hand-pulling is not an option. Thank you.

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Answered on October 1, 2021

It would seem that the only, viable, option will be mulching! Heavy mulching can smother the clover, but do be careful about watering. Mulching will increase the time it takes the soil to dry out, so make sure that you compensate for this fact.




Another option is to leave the clover. They will keep the Cotoneaster well fed with nitrogen, while keeping all other weeds away.



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