Requires regular mowing to keep the dwarf, low growing and spreading habit. Microclover is ideal for over-seeding into lawns and sport turf. Wear & tear actually enhances the dominance of microclover in lawns. When seeded into lawns, it thrives under the regular mowing height of 5 to 7 cm (2-3″). To increase the amount of microclover growing in the lawn, reduce or eliminate nitrogen fertilizers. Sow at 50 g per 90 sq. m. (1000 sq. ft) when over-seeding into a turf based lawn. For a micro-clover only lawn, sow at 50 g per 9 sq. m. (100 sq. ft.). Water regularly until established. Sow in spring and late summer. If mixing with grass seed, don’t exceed 5% microclover by weight in the blend.
How to Grow
Good seed to soil contact is required for any successful seeding. Begin with a finely prepared seedbed that is as free of weeds/debris as possible and firm with a stiff rake or roller. In mid April to mid June, scatter the seed on the surface and gently rake into the soil. Microclover can also be applied as a broadcast over seeding on established lawns through the spring and late summer. Late fall seeding around mid October until winter arrives generally ensures that no seed will germinate until spring as the soil is too cold. Springs warm rains and snow melt will be enough to initiate germination. Requires regular mowing.