Microclover

Microclover® (Coated)

An Environmental Breakthrough!

Microclover® (Trifolium repens) is a legume that can fix nitrogen from the air.  This N-fixation takes place in root nodules that are formed by the symbiotic Rhizobium bacteria.  The continuous process of parts of their roots dying and the degenerating means that the accumulated nitrogen is made available to the surrounding grass plants.  Microclover ® also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over your lawn.  Microclover® is shade tolerant, does not colonize, and greatly reduces weed pressures.  It does require the same amount of mowing yet stays green without irrigation and greatly reduces fertilizer applications.

Microclover® Seeding Rate: 1 Lb./ 1000 sq. ft.

Improved Visual Merit

Microclover® remains greener much longer than grasses do in drought conditions. Swards containing Microclover® are a brighter green earlier and later in the year. It has a good summer colour, as it is particularly resistant to drought because of its deep rooting system.

Wear Tolerance

Microclover® greatly improves the wear tolerance of lawns.  Lawns with Microclover® need less fertilizer and maintenance in general while looking natural and sustainable.  It is suggested to overseed Microclover® after aeration.

Winter Dormancy

Microclover® will be thick and green throughout the growing season but will become dormant and brown throughout in the winter and may appear to be dead. Therefore, we recommend our Chafer Resistant Lawn Mixture made up of Turf Type Tall Fescue and Microclover® so that your lawn will have a green winter cover. When the Microclover® returns with the spring warmth, even with a grass and clover mixture your lawn will appear to be completely full of clover.

The seeding rate for this mixture would be 8-12 lb./ 1000 sq. ft.