Really Good Reasons
to Let Dandelions and Clover Grow in Your Yard
Because they spread so readily, dandelions are a welcome food source in areas where pollen and nectar are scarce.
Dandelions are food for beneficial bugs.
Known as a living mulch, or natural fertilizer, clover takes nitrogen out of the air and soil, converts it to a plant-friendly form, and feeds it to the grass and other plants to help them thrive.
Clover takes care of itself (and your yard).
The lengthy roots are excellent soil aerators that help loosen up compacted soil.
Dandelions also help improve the soil.
Similarly to dandelions, clover attracts pollinators and invites other beneficial insects like ladybugs, minute pirate bugs, lacewings, and others that prey on smaller pests.
Clover helps minimize weeds and pests.
Drought, dog urine, and too much shade can all make turfgrass unhappy. Clover is tough enough to remain largely unaffected by all of these conditions.
Clover tolerates poor conditions.