More home owners than ever are seeing the advantages of replacing lawn areas by incorporating micro clover seed. Micro Clover is a clover plant that belongs to the genus of plants called Trifolium. Like all other clovers, Micro Clover is a legume. It takes nitrogen from the air and fixes it with the assistance of bacteria in root nodules, which converts it into a form that is usable by plants. This directly benefits grasses by fertilizing the soil naturally.
Because clover grows so densely, it crowds out weeds, and prevents weed seeds from becoming established. Healthier grasses maintain a richer colour for longer in the season. Micro clover is a smaller variety of White Clover that grows lower to the ground and has fewer flowers.
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|How to Sow Micro Clover
|Sowing clover is as simple as sowing grass seed and can be done when establishing a new lawn or filling in bare spots in an old lawn. The best time to plant is in the spring so that the roots have plenty of time to develop before the cold sets in. Clover seed needs full sunlight to grow but can tolerate some shade. Hardiness Zone 3 to 4.
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Overseeding an Established Lawn:
50g for 1,000 square feet ◦ 250g for 5,000 square feet ◦ 500g for 10,000 square feet ◦ 2.5kg for 50,000 square feet (one acre)
Sowing Rate with No Grass (recommended):
50g for 100 square feet ◦ 250g for 500 square feet ◦ 500g for 1,000 square feet ◦ 2.5kg for 5,000 square feet
If starting a lawn from scratch use 5% Micro Clover of the total weight of the grass seed being sown. I.e. If seeding 1kg of grass, seed use 50g of Micro Clover in the mix. All rates above are recommended for machine spreading. If spreading seeds by hand, add 25% to 50% more seeds. It is wise to withhold some seeds for filling in any bald areas that appear.
Check out the best alternative to conventional turf. One that can be mowed short, doesn’t need much water, is greener and healthier and without weeds. Talk to the friendly staff at Nicholas Alexander, Vernon’s New Choice of Home and Garden Center to find the best grass solution for your yard.