Friday, December 4, 2009

Clover Lawn

Somewhere I was reading recently mentioned that their lawn was partly clover. This had never occured to me before. Sure, I've seen clover in lawns before, but turns out you can have a lawn made entirely up of clover. It's drought tolerant, low growing, nitrogen replacing, doesn't need pesticides or fertilizers, and cute in a whimsical rumpled way. You can get the kind that blooms out little white flowers, and attract honeybees. You rarely have to mow. As far as I can tell, it's not as durable as other ground covers or alternative lawns (fescues, rocks, bark) so wouldn't be ideal for kids and playing. Otherwise, it's squashy soft and luscious. Similarly, you can also grow teeny tiny mints or thyme groundcover style, but I'm certain that the seed isn't as cheap.

*A note on alternatives: I always think it's funny that stuff like this exists and seems to be a better idea than what is considered the norm, and I've never heard about it before. How have I never heard about people doing this before? You can read for yourself here. Photo stolen from here.


  1. Most people try to get rid of clover in their lawns, ha ha! Also in the long run it would be VERY expensive, as you'll have to replant every 2 or 3 years. But for a change of pace, why not? Not for me though.

  2. I work for a garden center that sells lawn seed and clover and stuff by the pound, so I get a disount, but also it's super cheap for the seed, and in some cases it reseeds itself and comes back. You could mix it in with a tough grass mix for a super green low maintenence weed free lawn. I'm all over it.

  3. I know a couple of people with clover lawns and I loooooove it! It's what I've been planning on doing for our front yard... If we ever have one.