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Parks, Recreation, & Culture » healthy landscapes, healthy living » Lawn Alternative - Clover

Maintenance Tips


Once established, watering once a week or less should be sufficient.


Once established mow at desired height, or don't mow and let it grow. It will only get about 6-8 inches tall. To encourage flowering and local adaptation stop mowing for 4-6 six weeks in mid-summer.


Do not use a nitrogen fertilizer. It will have negative effects since clover is a nitrogen-fixing legume. Clover essentially creates its own nitrogen and even fertilizes nearby plants. You may add phosphorus and potassium to bring levels to a medium rating. A soil test will determine fertility.

Never apply herbicides to a clover lawn.

Clover is a short-lived perennial and may require reseeding every 2-3 years.

Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888

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