Benefits of a Clover Lawn

Clover leaf from a clover lawn

Nitrogen Fixating

Clover, like all legumes, takes nitrogen from the air and through a chemical reaction, deposits it in the ground as an absorbable fertilizer. In lawns, it provides a constant trickle of of fertilizer to itself and surrounding grasses – making the whole lawn more lush, green, and healthy.

Drought Tolerant

Clover grows deep roots and needs less water to stay green than grasses. If you see clover patches in lawns in the summer, it is usually green, while the rest of the lawn is brown and dormant. Clover spread throughout a lawn can can make it appear green year round.

Resists Pet Urine

Dog owners usually have brown spots in their lawn from from their pet’s urine. Unlike grass, clover is highly resistant to this and helps maintain a uniformly green lawn.

Grows In Bad Soil

Clover can thrive in low fertility soils. In fact, clover in a lawn is often a sign of low nitrogen levels in soil because it does so much better than grasses. Since it is nitrogen fixating, it can supply its own nutrients.

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Susan April 8, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Looking to replace some current lawn with a clover lawn, thanks. How does it do in Northern California?

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Lisa Dormandy April 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm

We are looking to plant a clover lawn on 1/2 acre in Maine, ripping out a high maintenance golf course-like lawn. I assume it should work well because there is clover already growing around here naturally. We’ll see!

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Dede Vaughn June 30, 2016 at 7:48 am

My dog is allergic to grasses and weeds. Any idea if that is likely to include clovers? I’m looking for an alternative that’s not artificial turf, if I can help it.
Thanks in advance!

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Barbara F. DUNLAP April 14, 2017 at 11:11 pm

do businesses have access to clover sod to put in a new lawn of clover?
Is the cost the same as the usual grass lawn?Are there any drawbacks? Thanks.

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Lisa Marie April 26, 2017 at 6:28 am

I planted EarthTurf with clover for a new lawn and it has came in well. Mowing it keeps the clover well blended into the lawn. Does stay very green in the summer, much longer than our neighbors lawn that isn’t irrigated either.

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