(Don’t store it for a year and expect to get the benefits!
)Troy Hake, president of Outside Pride of Independence, Oregon, says the clay coating is compatible with organic lawn care programs.
A recent fact sheet from Penn State University estimates that micro clover can reduce nitrogen applications by 1 to 2 pounds per 1000 square feet annually.In fact, grass clippings, combined with micro clover, may supply all the nitrogen that’s needed.Annual soil tests will tell how well nitrogen needs are being met.Micro clovers are conventionally bred; they are not genetically engineered (also called non-GMO).Micro clover overcomes most drawbacks associated with the standard-size white clover, except for the fact that it is susceptible to broad leaf weed killers.
(Clover is a broad leaf plant, not a grass.)Micro clover seed can be purchased coated or uncoated.The clay coating includes an inoculant to help the plants get a head start, especially important where clover has never been planted before.Coated seed should be less than six months old for the coating to be effective.well worth consideration for spring lawn renovation.Bred for low height and small leaves, it can be used as a standalone ground cover or as 2% - 5% of a lawn mix.When used in a lawn mix, it not only supplies continuous nitrogen but helps suppress weeds.