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alison1
all CLOVER lawn?
alison1

Hi. A few months ago I read an article from one of the editors about his all clover yard. He planted an all clover yard to be more environmentally consious, but deer and rabbits ate it all.
I live in downtown Orlando, FL, so there is no way deer nor rabbits would make it to my yard.
Has anyone had success with converting their lawn to clovers? Also, which type of clover would survive best in central FL? It would need to be pretty drought tollerant. Do they stay green all year?
Do they really need less water than grass?
Any info you have would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

ed21
Re: all CLOVER lawn?
ed21

My experience with clover in Md. that was aquired naturally through neglecting the lawn is this.
It attracts bees, something my kids & sometime me don't appreciate when running aroung barefoot in the summer.
When the typical summer drought hits in July it all turns brown & dies back. Then when the rain comes back those places turn to mud.
The same thing happens after the frost kills it in the fall. Something I guess central Fl. doesn't worry about.
I've been working at removing it with liming,fertilizing & weed killer. I still have some, but the big patches are dissapearing.
To be honest I've read articles about all clover lawns & wonder if these people actually use the lawn in the traditional way or just plant it to be "green" & don't really use it.

davis
Re: all CLOVER lawn?
davis

I read somewhere that to get rid of the clover apply Nitrogen. Clover creates nitrogen for the soil and if the soil is low in nitrogen it grows better. Lots of nitrogen in the soil and they fade away.
davis

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