Micro Clover – Trifolium repens
Micro Clover (Trifolium repens) also known as Mini Clover, is the product of years of natural selection that has given rise to an extraordinary clover variety with all the advantages of traditional White Dutch Clover, but with leaves that are 1/3 smaller and growing habit that spreads more like a turf grass. This product comes in a pelletized form for ease of handling and distribution. Not for consumption.
This clover delivers nitrogen in just the right amounts, resulting in a lush, vibrant, and naturally green carpet that’s an absolute breeze to take care of. This amazing little companion plant is best friends with turfgrass and truly shines when they work together. If you choose to go solo with Micro Clover, you’ll find yourself mowing no more than once every three weeks, keeping it trimmed to a neat 2.5 inches or lower.
The dynamic partnership between clover and grass forms a formidable team against pesky weeds. They not only crowd out existing weeds but also make it nearly impossible for new ones to take root. Micro Clover’s unique stolon structure is a key player, allowing it to thrive even when mowed exceptionally short.
One of its most impressive features is its year-round charm. This hardy plant maintains its vivid green hue from the first days of spring through the chilly winter months. The robust growth of its co-planted grasses further enhances the overall attractiveness of your lawn’s consistent greenery. Plus, here’s the best part: Micro Clover is incredibly low-maintenance, needing only a fraction of the usual fertilizer, and water.
In a world where environmental friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and minimal upkeep are highly sought-after qualities, Micro Clover stands out as the ultimate turf solution. It’s your ticket to a greener, healthier, and happier lawn, with Mother Nature giving it her stamp of approval.
Caring for Micro Clover is relatively straightforward, and it offers the advantage of being low-maintenance compared to traditional lawns.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you care for your Micro Clover lawn:
1. Mowing: Micro Clover generally requires less frequent mowing than regular grass. Aim to mow it once every three weeks, keeping the height at around 2.5 inches or lower. Regular mowing helps maintain its neat appearance and prevents it from becoming too tall.
2. Watering: This clover is drought-tolerant and requires less water than traditional grass. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Watering deeply encourages the clover’s roots to grow deeper, making it more resilient to dry spells.
3. Fertilization: Being an efficient nitrogen fixer, it can take nitrogen from the air and provide it to your lawn naturally. This reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers. However, you may still want to fertilize occasionally, especially if your lawn appears pale or lacks vigor. Use a balanced, slow-release organic fertilizer in the spring or fall.
4. Weed Control: Micro Clover is excellent at crowding out weeds, and hand-pull weeds as needed. Many herbicides target non-grass species and will also kill clover.
5. Aeration: Periodically aerate your lawn to ensure good air circulation and water penetration. This helps the clover and grass stay healthy and vibrant.
6. Pests and Diseases: It is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but occasional issues can arise. Monitor your lawn for signs of problems and treat it as necessary using organic or environmentally friendly methods.
7. Overseeding: To maintain a dense, lush lawn, consider overseeding with Micro Clover seeds once a year in the early fall. This helps fill in any bare patches and keeps your lawn looking its best.
8. Seasonal Care: Adjust your lawn care routine based on the seasons. In the spring and fall, focus on fertilization and overseeding. In the summer, water appropriately to prevent drought stress, and in the winter, continue to monitor for weeds and adjust mowing as needed.
9. Enjoy: One of the joys of Micro Clover is its low-maintenance nature. Relax and enjoy your green, eco-friendly lawn, knowing that you’re contributing to a more sustainable and vibrant environment.
Remember that Micro Clover is a hardy and resilient plant that can thrive with minimal intervention. By following these care guidelines and making minor adjustments as needed, you can enjoy a beautiful and environmentally friendly lawn year-round.
2-4 lb per 1,000 sq ft. alone or use it as 5% of a mix with turf grasses. Microclover should germinate in 5-10 days with warm temperatures.
Bloom Color: White (if not mowed)
Height: 4-6 inches (if not mowed)
Climate: Full Sun to part shade
Bloom Time: mid-Summer
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