Micro Clover Seed Raw

SKUS: LS802A, LS802B, LS802C, LS802D, LS802E

Trifolium repens var. Pipolina. This is the raw, non-pelleted version of Micro Clover Seed (LS801). More and more home... Read More

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More details about Micro Clover Seed Raw

Trifolium repens var. Pipolina. This is the raw, non-pelleted version of Micro Clover Seed (LS801). More and more home owners are seeing the advantages of replacing lawn areas by incorporating micro clover seed. 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. And it doesn't form a thatch, so it won't become infested by European chafer beetles.

Contrary to what its name implies, Micro Clover is not simply a tiny version of standard clover. This variety demonstrates "vegetative elasticity," which means that in response to repeated mowing, its growth form changes over time.

When micro clover is mowed, its leaves grow tiny and numerous, with fewer flowers than conventional clovers. It can be mowed shorter than typical lawn grasses, and it’s tough enough for children and pets to play on. Studies show that it also becomes established faster than grass seeds.

Sow micro clover seeds between the period two weeks prior to your last frost date, and 4 weeks prior to your first average frost date. For the BC Lower Mainland, that is approximately March 15 to October 5. Over-seeding existing lawn may not work, as the seeds need to be in contact with moist soil in order to germinate. Micro Clover is hardy to Zone 3.

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Quick Facts:

    • Uses less water than turf
    • Stays greener longer
    • Stands up to foot traffic
    • Does not attract chafer beetles
    • Raw, uncoated, non-pelleted seeds

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All About Micro Clover Seed Raw

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Zone: Micro Clover is hardy to Zone 3.

Timing

Timing
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.

Starting

Starting
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.

Growing

Growing
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.

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