White Clover Seed

SKU: RS-IAZF-361U

White Clover Seed

SKU: RS-IAZF-361U
✔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

White Clover Trifolium repens

This robust and resilient perennial wildflower has pinkish white rounded flower heads and attractive trifoliate leaves.  It is drought-resistant and can be added to your existing lawn to create an attractive bee-friendly clover lawn. Due to white 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.

White clover is low maintenance and can be mowed very infrequently letting the plants flower to help our clover-loving bees.  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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