Red Clover Seed

SKU: G9-3GFK-CVH0

Red Clover Seed

SKU: G9-3GFK-CVH0
✔Perennial species
✔Green manure / nitrogen fixing
✔Drought resistant
✔Great for pollinators
✔100% wildflower seed
Sowing rate: 1.5g p/m²
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Description

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

A resilient perennial wildflower with pinkish red rounded flower heads and attractive trifoliate leaves, red clover is drought-resistant and can be added to your existing lawn to create an attractive bee-friendly clover lawn. Due to clover's nitrogen-fixing qualities, it will actually fertilise the existing sward and improve the soil condition. It is very effective when used as a green manure to improve soil fertility and structure.

Red clover is low maintenance and can be mowed very infrequently letting the plants flower to benefit wildlife.  Red clover is particularly nectar-rich and a favourite food source of many species of bees including honeybees and red-tailed bumblebees.

If you don't want flowers, simply mow the clover lawn before the plants bloom.  Clover grows in dense clumps and is great at outcompeting weeds.

Sow at 1.5 grams per square metre

Sow:

April through to September.

Growing time

3-18 months.

Soil Type:

Good Loam or Sandy Soil.

 

 

How to establish

Prepare digging soil over and removing weeds. Tread the soil, sow the seeds by broadcasting. Rake the soil and then water well. If there are dry periods you may need to water until the green manure is established.

Maintenance

Before flowering the green manure should be cut down when the stems are soft as they decompose quicker. They should be dug into the soil by turning over into the top 15cms. Worms will pull down the organic matter.

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