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Microclover® - An Environmental Breakthrough!
Microclover® Seeding Rate: 1 Lb/ 1000 sq. ft.
Microclover® (Trifolium repens) is a legume that can fix nitrogen from the air. This N-fixation takes place in root nodules that are formed by the symbiotic Rhizobium bacteria. The continuous process of parts of their roots dying and the degenerating means that the accumulated nitrogen is made available to the surrounding grass plants. Microclover ® also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over your lawn. Microclover® is shade tolerant, does not colonize, and greatly reduces weed pressures. It does require the same amount of mowing yet stays green without irrigation and greatly reduces fertilizer applications.
Microclover® greatly improves the wear tolerance of lawns. Lawns with Microclover® need less fertilizer and maintenance in general while looking natural and sustainable. It is suggested to overseed Microclover® after aeration.
Improved Visual Merit
Microclover® remains greener much longer than grasses do in drought conditions. Swards containing Microclover® are a brighter green earlier and later in the year. It has a good summer colour, as it is particularly resistant to drought because of its deep rooting system.
Microclover® will be thick and green throughout the growing season but will become dormant and brown throughout in the winter and may appear to be dead. Therefore, we recommend our Chafer Resistant Lawn Mixture made up of Essential Tall Fescue and Microclover® so that your lawn will have a green winter cover. When the Microclover® returns with the spring warmth, even with a grass and clover mixture your lawn will appear to be completely full of clover. The seeding rate for this mixture would be 8-12 lb/ 1000 sq. ft.