Nitrogen-fixing clover is the backbone to many of our eco-lawn mixes. Premium grass varieties and clovers work together to form a thick, dense turf that prevents new weeds from establishing. These lawns are self-fertilizing and require fewer inputs like water and your time. Microclover® is available in two of our most popular mixes for new lawns and overseeding existing lawns —PT 769 R&R Eco-Turf and PT 767 Dog Park.
Years of natural selection have resulted in a clover small in stature with an even growth habit that makes an ideal addition to grass lawns. This perennial clover remains greener much longer than grasses in both drought and cold conditions. It has good summer color and is particularly resistant to drought because of its deep rooting system. Microclover®, Trifolium repens var Pipolina ssp Microclover, is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions.
For the past 50 years, clover has been considered a lawn weed, but before that it was an important component in fine lawns—and for good reason. Clover is drought-tolerant, virtually immune to diseases and distasteful to common turf insects. Clovers generate their own food by fixing nitrogen in the soil and they are a favorite of bees and other beneficial pollinators when they are allowed to bloom.
In order to achieve the look of a lawn, Microclover® requires regular mowing. For an eco-friendly lawn, maintain at 3-4 inches to shade the soil surface and retain moisture. Microclover’s unique dense stolon structure does allow it to tolerate as low as a ½ inch mowing height, if desired. The shorter the mow, the smaller the leaves.
Our Microclover is coated with a natural inoculant that ensures nitrogen fixation.
Features & Benefits: drought tolerant, wear tolerant, shade tolerant, cold tolerant, tolerates low mowing
Application Rate: 1 lb per 1000 sq ft, 1/4 lb per 250 sq ft
Germination: 10 to 14 days under ideal conditions
Recommended planting zones: see map