Water clover group floating on water.

Control Water Clover

Many people ask how to get rid of water clover. The following options can be considered for how to control water clover.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove water clover, physically raking or seining this plant can be an effective method of control.


Herbicide Control:

We have a possible option for how to kill water clover that may offer control.

  1. Cattail and Water Lily Control (Imox + surfactant) (for ponds or lakes) – liquids that are mixed and diluted with water and sprayed over the plants.


Treatment Tips:

When treating water clover,

  • With Imox or other systemic herbicides, treatment is most effective when the plants are mature or close to full grown. This allows for more plant surface to spray enough mixture on.
    • Treat in late summer to early fall to get better kill of the root systems. At this time, plants are pulling energy into their roots to store for the winter.
  • Water clover is not listed on the Imox label, but it is a broad spectrum herbicide and will control a wide variety of weeds.
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