While I was out spraying the lawn with bokashi tea this morning I noticed there were certain areas where clover was growing.
Of course I did little research and found the following about clover:
- Resistant to dog urine (that’s a biggie in our house)
- Drought resistant
- Attracts beneficial insects such as honeybees
- Does not require fertilizer
- Grows 3 to 6 inches in height
- Maintains deep green color
- Has a longer growing season than grass
- Grows as a compliment to grass
- Crowds out weeds
- Grabs nitrogen from air and feeds itself and plants around it
- Improves soil quality
Tell me something? Why do we fight so hard to maintain grass lawns when adding clover to the lawn makes so much more sense on so many levels?
From the way I see it, the only time you need to mow a clover lawn is when the little white flowers show and that’s only if you don’t want to have too many honeybees. Otherwise, it won’t grow much longer than 6 inches max.
I guess the marketing experts really snowed us on this one too. The next time I re-seed any part of the lawn, I’m going to re-seed it with clover. No more grass seeds for me.