rethinking long grass area
We planned this area as a mini meadow, and planted bird's foot trefoil and red clover plugs in amongst the grass. I was prepared to get yellow rattle if the grass swamped them, but what actually happens is the bird's foot trefoil takes over in the summer, and we are left with bare patches where it blocks the light at this time of year after it's been mown. I was thinking of adding in more plants - perhaps trying red clover again - and mowing every 2 or 3 weeks to allow flowering, but stop it getting too long. Any thoughts welcome. I'd prefer any plants to be guinea pig safe.