As a legume, Micro Clover fixes atmospheric nitrogen in nodes along its roots. This directly benefits grasses by fertilizing the soil naturally. Healthier grasses maintain a richer colour for longer in the season, and require less water and no further fertilizer whatsoever. Because clover grows so densely, it crowds out weeds, and prevents weed seeds from becoming established.
Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: Micro Clover is hardy to Zone 3.
Sow Micro clover seeds between the period two weeks prior to your last frost date, and four weeks prior to your first average frost date.Try to avoid planting during prolonged hot weather.
Use 500g (17 1/2 oz) per 1,000 square feet. Scatter seeds densely and gently rake them in to a depth no more than 5-10mm (1/8 - 1/4”). Because lawn spaces tend to be large, we recommend erring on the side of caution. It’s a good idea to withhold 15-20% of seeds for filling in any bald areas later. All new plantings should be kept damp.
Contrary to what its name implies, Micro Clover is not simply a tiny version of standard clover. When Micro Clover is mowed, its leaves grow smaller and more numerous, with fewer flowers than conventional clovers. It can be mowed shorter than typical lawn grasses, and it’s tough enough for child play and pets. It also becomes established faster than grass seeds. Adult chafer beetles are not attracted to legumes, and will go elsewhere to lay their eggs.