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Old 08-28-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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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.
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Brilliant! How does it affect erosion on hills? I may have been looking for something like this.
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I like the concept. A new xeriscaping concept in testing. Let us know how it works out.
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Landscaping with weeds... Hmmmm.........
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Landscaping with weeds... Hmmmm.........
No, dandelions don't count
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Clover isn't a weed. It just gets a bad name when it ends up in typical grass lawns. By itself, it'* a great groundcover.

Should help stop erosion on hills very well. I'd expect it to be better than grass for that purpose.
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Clover isn't a weed. It just gets a bad name when it ends up in typical grass lawns. By itself, it'* a great groundcover.

Should help stop erosion on hills very well. I'd expect it to be better than grass for that purpose.
Bill, this sounds like a great idea for you!! MOS would be too busy looking for a four leafed clover and then his posting on BC would decrease. This is not a good idea for MOS.
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There are four-leaf clover varieties.

I chose a New Zealand white and a Crimson. Mixed together. The color is the color of the blossom in spring, not the leaves.
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There are four-leaf clover varieties.

I chose a New Zealand white and a Crimson. Mixed together. The color is the color of the blossom in spring, not the leaves.
Cool on both accounts!! Who would have thunk it??? I like the color scheme!! Is there any particular reason why you chose it??
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when it all growes in Bill you got to take some Pics
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