Lawn Care Basics
Benefits of Planting a Clover Lawn
If you’re short on time or want something lower maintenance, a clover lawn may be what you’re looking for.
Lush green grass tends to get all the attention when it comes to lawns. If you’re short on time or just simply want something a little lower maintenance, though, a clover lawn may be just what you’re looking for. When you overseed your lawn with strawberry clover using Scotts® Turf Builder® Clover Lawn, not only will it stay green with less work, but it also tolerates short-term drought, requires less fertilizer than grass-only lawns, and establishes quickly. (Bonus! Strawberry clover lawns are also pollinator-friendly.)
Here are 3 reasons to consider turning your lawn into a clover lawn:
1. Clover lawns are drought-tolerant.
Strawberry clover produces deep roots that can reach way down into the soil for the moisture they need, so you may not need to water your lawn as much during normal weather patterns. Plus, it will stay green longer during short periods of drought.
2. Clover lawns feed themselves.
Strawberry clover plants work with nitrogen-fixing bacteria to convert nitrogen from the air into usable nitrogen fertilizer. In other words, with a strawberry clover lawn, you shouldn’t have to apply nitrogen plant food because the clover does the work for you to keep the lawn green and growing.
3. Clover lawns establish fast.
If you’re impatient for a nice, thick emerald carpet, clover is the way to go. Clover takes root and begins to grow quickly, which means you’ll be able to establish a pretty green lawn in very little time.