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I'm looking at buying some (more) grass seed as my lawn has suffered badly this year... I am thinking of buying a grass seed with micro clover. Does anyone have experience of using grass seed with micro clover and if so what are your thoughts? The mix is : 


Strong creeping red fescue 
Slender creeping red fescue, 
Smooth stalk meadow grass 

 any feedback greatly received!!!


  • No one???? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    What's micro clover?

    White clover is lovely in lawns, bees love it

  • I don't know I just remember seeing somewhere that lawns with micro clover stay greener and negate the need for as much feed due to the nitrogen released. It's more money than normal grass seed so I am wondering if it's worth it

  • Microclover has proven to be more drought tolerant compared to grass only turf. Lawns with microclover stay green during dry Summers.  

    At the same time savings on Nitrogen can be made as the microclover supplies Nitrogen to the lawn. This has the effect of the grass staying green and healthy due to an optimal supply of Nitrogen available throughout the growing period. The greening effect of microclover is very high.  


    The growth of microclover and grasses together is ideal - weed is not given a chance to spread! 


    apparently ly it is small leaves white clover

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    Should be good then. My grass doesn't get weed/feed or watered and the clover stays green longest.

    The weed part of weed and feed (if you use that sort of thing) wil lkill it

  • Mine yes I mean a general grass area that gets badly worn by a 3 year old and her Mass amounts of toys!!! I don't usually weed n feed as it tends to kill the moss areas but this i think will replace them so mmmmmm still undecided 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,869

    I'd go for a pack of cheap and cheerful grass seed and a packet of white clover seed if it's not there already

  • It's micro clover so the leaves are smaller than normal white clover I think making it more compact but saying that paying for the privilege of someone mixing some grass and seeds together I think I may do that nutimage

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