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Six Sustainable Benefits of Clover in Your Lawn

butterfly on white clover

Clover in the lawn is one of the best things you can have. This butterfly agrees.

Thinking of patching your lawn with grass seed? Consider adding white clover seed instead, or a mix of clover and grass for a more sustainable lawn.

  1. Clover has small white flowers in summer that are good nectar providers for pollinators, like butterflies and bees.
  2. Clover is nitrogen fixing. This means it increases soil fertility by adding nitrogen to the soil, by taking it in from the air. Let the clover feed the lawn instead of chemical fertilizer.

Nitrogen is abundant in the world, but most of the nitrogen in the world is a gas and most plants can’t use nitrogen as a gas. Most plants must rely on the addition of nitrogen to the soil. There are a few plants that love nitrogen gas, though. They are able to draw the nitrogen gas from the air and store it in their roots. These are called nitrogen fixing plants.

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