Important Things to Know About
A clover yard only needs to be mowed a few times a year!
2. Clover requires minimal water compared to traditional grass.
Clover grass is drought-tolerant—yet it might stay green year-round, even in northern hardiness zones.
Clover is a benefit to yards with poor soil, and it can thrive in compacted or poorly draining soil.
One of clover’s few downsides is that it stains clothing more than turf.
5. There’s no need for herbicides or pesticides with a clover lawn.
Clover forms dense clumps that spread by their secondary roots and will out-compete broadleaf weeds, so it effectively acts as its own herbicide.
It can cost as little as $1 to seed 1,000 square feet.
Because clover adds nitrogen to the soil, it’s more likely that it will help your grass stay healthy.
8. You can skip aerating with a clover lawn.
Because clover is considered a living mulch, it provides nutrients to the soil and helps it resist compaction.
Clover lawns attract bees and other pollinators, including butterflies.
Depending on the region, clover is semi-evergreen or evergreen and tends to thrive in full sun to partial shade.
11. Clover is soft underfoot and doesn’t discolor from pet urine.
While dog urine can discolor most grasses, clover isn’t affected by it and will remain green.
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