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I would like to grow micro clover instead of grass in an area of my garden which is shaded from the south by trees, the soil does not allow grass to thrive, it tends to remain damp and has been flooded in recent winters, so I would like to try clover as a fill in . Any suggestions ?


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,575
    Ooooooh. No-one has any suggestions so far. Why not just give it a go and see what happens........if it fails then you know you gave it your best shot and if it is successful you can put some photos on the site for the rest of us to see. The blurb online seems to favour a micro clover/grass mix for problem areas. It can't do any harm to have a more varied mix of green stuff in the lawn.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,945

    White clover is pretty tolerant of damp soil so it may work, although I'm not sure how it responds to shade.  Do let us know how you get on image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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  • Thanks everyone for your comments. I quite like the idea of a mix, with a hint of mint! I'm definitely going to try your suggestions 

    Thank you

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 954

    The previous owner of our house planted mint in their border.  Of course it spread everywhere and is now in our lawn.  It's lovely!  I can hardly see it, but when I mow I get lovely wafts of mintiness! 

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