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In the old days, prior to the invention of chemical weed killers and fertilizers, Micro clover was included in lawn seed mixes. Microclover and grass actually work well together, as the Clover pulls fertilizer out of the air and brings it down to the soil to be absorbed. Our seed grows the smallest micro clover on the market, way smaller than Pipolina. A small-leafed varietal that, uncut, will generally not exceed 8". It has been used in place of grass or mixed with grass seed in lawns and soccer fields as it requires much less mowing than traditional grass. It can be sprinkled over already existing laws. In addition, this variety seldom flowers and stays green year round. Once germinated, it does not require much water. It is also ideal for surface for garden paths or as a border around shrubs. Spreads slowly but dense growing. Sow in early spring or late Autumn, winter hardy but must not exceed 2g per square metre when overseeding or 5% if added to a grass mix.
Pretty Wild Seeds are registered with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) under number 7529, so you can have confidence in both our products and advice. Although our products are listed in weights and acres, we can supply in additional quantities upon enquiry so if you need a larger supply, please don't hesitate to give us a call.
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You can sow the micro-clover at pretty much any season, but ideally in the spring or early summer, when temperatures are still cool. If you plant it too late in the fall (October), it may not germinate until the following spring.
To overseed an established lawn with microclover, rake well, scratching the surface a bit and sow at a rate of about 3g per sqare metre, Keep the soil moist until germination.
To start a new mixed lawn, prepare the soil by weeding it thoroughly and working the soil to a depth of about 3 inches (9 cm), then rake to even it out, removing and stones and debris as you go. Ideally, you would then also topdress with ½ to 1 inch (1 to 2 cm) of good soil, although that isn’t absolutely necessary. Mix 5% of mini-cover seeds into the original grass seed blend and broadcast sow. Rake lightly to work the seed in, then keep the soil moist until germination.
To start a clover-only lawn, follow the general recommendations for a mixed lawn (previous paragraph), but sow only clover seed. Sow at the rate recommended by the supplier at 5-7g per square metre
Maintenance; The first year, water your micro-clover lawn in times of drought. There will be few to no flowers the first year. If there are places where the lawn appears sparse, just be patient. Usually clover will cover it with its creeping stems quite quickly.
From the second year on, simply let Mother Nature take care of your micro-clover lawn. In particular, you will not normally have to fertilize it or if so, only every 2 or 3 years with a slow-release fertilizer low in nitrogen.
Mow a grass and clover lawn when the grass needs it. For a clover-only lawn, you really don’t have to mow at all. However, if you want extra-small leaves or to get rid of the flowers, mow every 3 or 4 weeks. When you mow, simply leave the clippings on the lawn. They’ll quickly decompose and help feed the lawn.
Finally, weed manually if intruders appear… but usually micro-clover is a sufficiently dominant plant to crowd out weeds all on its own.
Good luck with your micro-clover lawn!