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Is it too late to sew clover seed now.(october 1st)

the small lawn is very shaded and has poor drainage..sounds great?


  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Clover requires a temperature of about 7 degrees Celsius to germinate, so mid-September is usually the latest that it is sown, unless your garden is in a mild area.

    If you are over-seeding it into an existing lawn, then the best sowing times are March-April or July-September, when the grass is not growing too strongly, so not giving too much competition while the clover is young.


  • Thankyou Β for your Β response and much appreciated info pbff Β 

    I am overseeding and the sewing was under way early sep Β and was about an inch high..........then it rained non stop for a day and the sprouting clover was submerged under the poorly drained clay soil and over half of it disappeared .......will it come back? Β  Β will I have to wait until next year to overseed again?

  • pbffpbff Posts: 433

    Some of it may come back, but you'll probably need to over-seed again in the spring.


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