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Old 05-26-2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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Soooo, I have a really sunny front yard. I'm in the Boston area so the summers here play a number on lawns when you can't water.

We tried planting some clover in the sunny area last year, but it took over. We've tilled the front lawn and pulled out the clover and are starting over because it was over 60% clover.

That being said, we're just doing the front lawn area of our yard for now. There are other areas that have some clover that we're not planning on taking care of yet. I fear that mowing these area and then mowing the new area will spread the seed.

I would like to maintain SOME amount of clover because it helps keep the lawn green, but I don't want a fully clover lawn. I was wondering if there is a way to maintain a lawn with SOME clover that won't end up taking over the entire yard? I've heard mowing high helps keep the clover down. Anything thing else?
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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Well, I live out in the sticks, and have a large front yard which is mostly clover, but by choice. It is low growing, self propogates, is easy to mow and looks green all year, whether drought or plenty. Clover also fixes nitrogen from the air to their roots and almost self fertilizes. I doubt you will ever get rid of it, so you may have to welcome it.
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... I doubt you will ever get rid of it, so you may have to welcome it.
I tried for years (and spent $$$) to get rid of white clover in my 2 acre yard. Finally just decided to let nature take its course...
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Well, I live out in the sticks, and have a large front yard which is mostly clover, but by choice. It is low growing, self propogates, is easy to mow and looks green all year, whether drought or plenty. Clover also fixes nitrogen from the air to their roots and almost self fertilizes. I doubt you will ever get rid of it, so you may have to welcome it.
Ayuh,..... Agreed,.... I spike my grass seed with white clover,....
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I plant white dutch clover or buckwheat in the walk rows of my garden to help keep weeds down.
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