Ever drive around town and look at all the dead lawns in the summer? There'* usually some nice dark green patches of clover, even though everything else is yellow.
I finally did it. The lawn at my new place wasn't much to look at. So I killed it completely and re-seeded with two different types of clover.
It grows slow and needs little or no mowing.
You can control the bees by mowing when the flowers bloom in the spring.
Most varieties won't grow over 4" tall.
It'* tough and handles dog foot traffic well.
It naturally produces nitrogen in the soil.
It'* drought-resistant and requires very little water.
It'* resistant (won't yellow) to dog urine and poop.
It tends to choke out most weeds.
We'll see how it looks. Should be sprouting in 7-10 days.
Total investment? $5 per acre. It cost me less than $2.