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The Many Benefits Of Overseeding Your Lawn With Clover In The Fall
By "overseeding" clover (adding it to an established turfgrass lawn, often in conjunction with additional grass seed) in the fall, you can help your lawn become healthier.
After you’ve overseeded with clover, pollinators like bees and beneficial wasps will come to feed on their blankets of little white flowers that take hold in the spring.
Clover makes it possible to fertilize your lawn less, as it fixes nitrogen in the soil. It's also a fantastic weed suppressor that can happily coexist with a healthy grass lawn.
Additionally, it will help eliminate any bald spots on your lawn. This means less watering and more money saved on products like herbicides and fertilizer.
Finally, a dense clover lawn is pleasant to walk barefoot on. It's perfectly safe to do so, as clover doesn't require the lawn chemicals that many grass lawns demand.
The clover will germinate if your soil is above 50 degrees, and if you can get it established by spring, it will do a better job of keeping weeds in check all year.
Since it needs about six weeks to take hold before the first frost, it's usually safe to seed clover about two weeks after the last average frost date in areas with colder winters.