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All Over Clover Lawn1http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=1All Over Clover Lawnhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/CloverLawn.jpg, http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/PlansPic/CloverLawn.jpg<div class="ExternalClass32402E603497428A80988D1C94D81B5D"><div class="ExternalClassA925CE02D5CE42999C63995C8FB858FA" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Properly Maintain your Micro Clover Lawn</h3><p>Micro clover lawns do not need fertilizer, but may benefit from adding lime in the fall. Once the clover is thick enough, you can reduce mowing to once per month and allow the lawn to go dormant during summer dry periods. The lawn will survive and return to a lush green with fall rain.</p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassA5B5C3947206479F998BAC762438F7DE"><div class="ExternalClass5ED79CCB1FF844899198B7D4C92A8EDB" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Creating a Micro Clover Lawn</h3><p>Lawns over-seeded with micro clover are an excellent option for maintaining a healthy, dense lawn. Micro clover lawns stay green much longer than traditional lawns through summer dry periods and are generally unaffected by Metro Vancouver’s wet winter conditions. Micro clover lawn mixes do not require fertilizer because the clover fixes nitrogen, bringing nitrogen from the air into the ground, enriching the soil. This supports healthy growth of all plants in the area and helps the plants to naturally resist weeds. Yarrow is another common plant that is often found in lawns. Some consider it a weed, but it can help create diversity in your lawn, making it more likely to thrive and be resistant to pests. </p></div></div><div class="ExternalClassDDC64CEF049A4B9C823E4A490CA579DC"><h3 style="text-align:justify;">Preparation</h3><p>The best time of year to replace your turf lawn is when you can avoid frost and extreme heat, and when you can provide sufficient water while plants are establishing. Purchase micro clover seeds from your local seed store or nursery, you will need 2 to 4 pounds per 1000 sq ft. No lawn preparation is needed. Spread the seeds using a seed spreading device or by hand to evenly cover the area. Lightly water the lawn daily until the clover is easily visible. <a href="http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/conservation-reservoir-levels/lawn-sprinkling/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Check your municipal sprinkling regulations</a>. </p><div class="callout secondary"><div class="row small-up-1 medium-up-4 large-up-4"><div class="column"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/CloverLawnMethod1a.jpg" alt="" /> </div><div class="column"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/CloverLawnMethod1b.jpg" alt="" /> </div><div class="column"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/CloverLawnMethod1c.jpg" alt="" /> </div><div class="column"> <img src="/plans/PublishingImages/CloverLawnMethod1d.jpg" alt="" /> </div></div></div> </div>http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Documents/AllOverCloverLawn.pdf, All Over Clover

 

 

yarrowyarrowhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/Yarrow.jpg, YarrowGP0|#9b79c6e6-3744-4144-ae43-23deaedcbdbe;L0|#09b79c6e6-3744-4144-ae43-23deaedcbdbe|Yarrow;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfAchillea millefolium
micro clovermicro cloverhttp://www.growgreenguide.ca/plants/PlantPics/MicroClover.jpg, micro cloverGP0|#edf98df2-6d52-4335-b48d-843f23bed145;L0|#0edf98df2-6d52-4335-b48d-843f23bed145|Micro Clover;GTSet|#a0f9ba82-91ba-47b1-939e-163458a240dfTrifolium repens L. var. Pirouette

 

 

All Over Clover Lawn1http://www.growgreenguide.ca/lawns/Lists/LawnDesigns/DispForm.aspx?ID=1All Over Clover Lawn<div class="ExternalClass32402E603497428A80988D1C94D81B5D"><div class="ExternalClassA925CE02D5CE42999C63995C8FB858FA" style="text-align:justify;"><h3>Properly Maintain your Micro Clover Lawn</h3><p>Micro clover lawns do not need fertilizer, but may benefit from adding lime in the fall. Once the clover is thick enough, you can reduce mowing to once per month and allow the lawn to go dormant during summer dry periods. The lawn will survive and return to a lush green with fall rain.</p></div></div>

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