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Old 07-22-2009, 05:13 AM
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So you think I should till it up and replant? Or just keep mowing it down?
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:30 AM
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just keep mowing it down
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:54 PM
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If you have alfalfa in there it will eventually take over . All it will take is a few cuttings.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:16 PM
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Wow the root on that is crazy..I have that too but only in little patches in the gravel driveway, not the clover. Hopefully it stays that way
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:07 AM
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I think I am going to do a seed over in the fall or maybe do a frost seeding after winter.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:32 PM
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It don't look like Alfalfa, most of that has a purple bloom.

real mature alfalfa has a purple flower..
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:32 AM
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I've got that and something a farmer here calls "horse's tail" crowding out my red and white clovers. The deer were using the plots anyway, but they haven't been coming to it much the last couple weeks. Will mowing it help? I've hit it 3 times this summer and the last one seemed to be more effective than the earlier attempts.
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
I've got that and something a farmer here calls "horse's tail" crowding out my red and white clovers. The deer were using the plots anyway, but they haven't been coming to it much the last couple weeks. Will mowing it help? I've hit it 3 times this summer and the last one seemed to be more effective than the earlier attempts.
I will tell you next summer. It seems to be helping sp far. But it is too early to tell.
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Old 08-06-2009, 02:50 PM
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What ever the deer are eating they are burying their head below the weeds so just clipping it off to about a 1' should work! I've never seen that certain type of weed here in the south.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
I've got that and something a farmer here calls "horse's tail" crowding out my red and white clovers. The deer were using the plots anyway, but they haven't been coming to it much the last couple weeks. Will mowing it help? I've hit it 3 times this summer and the last one seemed to be more effective than the earlier attempts.

Horsetail or Mare's tail is what a lot of folks call them, Horseweed is another. It is not as hard to get rid of as Campion. It's a annual and cutting it 2 or 3 times will knock it back pretty good. The seed is carried with the wind and it will grow just about anywhere.

Once your clover gets established and thickens up good, you should see less and less of the Horseweeds.

Horseweed: http://www.ppws.vt.edu/scott/weed_id/erica.htm
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