By VANDANA SINHA
Everything's coming up clover, and Tri-State area homeowners and others aren't all that pleased about it.
Pam Weidner, for instance, discovered an "annoying" number of clover weeds in the front yards of Orchard Manor Apartments in Boonsboro and The Point at Smithsburg, the two apartment complexes she manages, she said.
"They're everywhere this year," said Weidner, of Boonsboro. "They're covering the whole grounds."
The abundance of the white-flowered weed has its roots in last year's cool, wet summer, which enabled clover to flourish, said Sandy Scott, horticulture consultant for the Washington County Cooperative Extension Service.
Wind scattered the seeds from the plants to the four corners of the Tri-State area, said Scott.
As those seeds germinated this spring, clover plants began popping up and blooming.
Adding to the problem was the spring's cool, dry weather, a condition that prevents herbicides from effectively attacking the plants' roots.