Crunchy Brown Carpet

Earlier this spring my back yard was this.

Now, after three weeks of 25 mile per hour, dry, hot wind, it is this:

No more soft green beauty.

Our life has becomeĀ  a brown, pointy, tacky, collection of clover burrs. They are everywhere. On the floors, & countertops, in our bed, on the sofa, and deeply embedded in each and every rug I own. I sweep up about a pound a day from the kitchen floor alone. I comb them out of my hair, glean them out of the dryer filter, and flush them from the drains. The cats are covered with burrs, and choose to painstakingly pull each and every one out while on the rug or bed or sofa or kitchen table (while we are gone). Clover burrs are the most invasive little seeds I have ever dealt with.

The truth about clover.

I would love to place all the blame of the clover burr explosion on someone else. But he tried to warn me to either mow it down in its infant stages or just go ahead and smother it with Round-up before the cute little wee yellow flowers appeared. But I didn’t listen! I thought that glorious, lush green carpet in the back yard was heaven. And in a way it was. Kind of like Vegas. When you are in Vegas there is nowhere else you would rather be. Until you either run out of money or you sober up.

I have sobered up to the fact that clover sucks.

This is only one square foot of my back yard. Pitiful!

© Copyright 2012 Leegay, All rights Reserved. Written For: Truth In Decorating

About Leegay

My husband and I live in the Texas Hill Country with a herd of animals and a million projects. We wouldn't have it any other way. Although being a big lottery winner might not be so bad.
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2 Responses to Crunchy Brown Carpet

  1. Erin says:

    I am experiencing this exact thing. I found your blog searching for tips on removing these from the carpet. I’m not finding anything and am afraid I will have to crawl around for days picking them out one by one. Do you have any tips?

    • Leegay says:

      Hi Erin! Thanks for the comment. I have found (depending on the nap of the rug/carpet) that the lowest setting on the vacuum cleaner slowly run over them pick up quite a few. I have a couple of braided rugs that that method worked on. The shaggy bathroom rug had to be hand plucked. It was a miserable experience, and lasted only until my kitty did her daily burr cleaning on it! It’s a shame how pretty that clover is in early spring, only to crisp up to a nightmare in the warmer months. I appreciate your comment!

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