White Miniclover (Trifolium repens) is a perennial white clover only growing to approximately 4 - 6 inches tall making it ideal for a lawn alternative or to mix with your current lawn grass. It also works great as a natural fertilizer similarly to other dwarf, small leaved, microclovers. White clover takes nitrogen out of the air, bringing this most essential fertilizer "down-to-earth" by means of nitrogen-fixing bacteria living in nodes along the roots. Of course, all at no cost to you, in terms either of money or of maintenance. Miniclover, a very small leaved white clover, also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over the ground.
Miniclover is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. It tolerates wet and partially shady conditions, as well as drought. However, it can only tolerate wet conditions as long as the area is not flooded for long periods. The type of shade normally occurring in parks and on golf courses is not a problem for Miniclover or other dwarf, low growing, microclovers. White clover can also help aerate the soil, thus reducing concerns over soil compaction. White clover tolerates compacted soil better than lawn grass does. It has longer roots, enabling it to access water at deeper levels than most lawn grasses. If you're interested in cheap, low-maintenance lawn alternatives to grass, Miniclover is the perfect solution and is easy to plant from bulk clover seeds. Add it to your existing lawn to improve overall lawn health or use as a complete lawn alternative.
Adding just 2 - 5% of Miniclover to the grass seed mixture will result in a much-improved lawn. It has all the benefits of regular white clover just packed into smaller leaves. Miniclover's ability to pull nitrogen from the air and fix or convert it to a usable form by the plants makes it a great companion for turf grass varieties just. This is due to nitrogen fixation benefiting the turf grass plants as well producing a healthy, dense, and naturally fertilized clover lawn that will require very little fertilizer maintenance.
The dense clover growth alongside the growth of the turf grass will force out existing weeds as well as prevent the establishment of new weeds. In addition, Miniclover is very tolerant to low mowing heights so if this microclover is not dwarf enough you can easily mow it down to achieve the perfect clover lawn. Miniclover is very low maintenance and it helps to carry this characteristic to what ever it may be planted with. Miniclover will flower once a year in the summer for about 1 month if it is not mowed. Great lawn alternative!
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