Our No Mow Lawn & Microclover Seed Mix is the perfect solution for a self-sustaining lawn. The lawn features our No Mow Grass, a a mix of low-growing grasses that are soft and highly resilient. Microclover has been gaining popularity around the world as a natural solution for healthy, low-maintenance lawns. This durable, easy-to-grow mix is a great option for high traffic areas like home lawns, athletic fields, parks, and even slopes. It will grow in full sun to partial shade. It thrives in light to moderate shade, including under trees with indirect light. It can also tolerate growing under black walnut trees and spruce trees, if the walnuts and pine needles are removed. This quick-growing lawn will germinate in about 10-14 days when the conditions are right; the cool season grasses establish best in spring or fall. This mix is best for use in the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. For states along the southern US border and warmer zones, we recommend warm season grasses.
For a natural look, you can skip mowing altogether. For a more manicured look, mow as little as twice a year – once in spring and once in fall when grass is most actively growing. To train the Microclover to grow with an even more compact form, mow a few times when the clover reaches 3-4" tall during it's first growth flush, then reduce mowing to maintenance.
Do not use fertilizer, as it will cause grass to become tall and leggy. This lawn mix is resistant to spots from pet urine.
When To Plant:
The clover and cool season grasses in this mix prefer cooler temperatures for germination and growth, so spring and fall are the best time to plant; avoid planting at the hottest time of year. In spring, you can sow as early as two weeks before your last frost date. In fall, sow at 4-6 weeks prior to your first average frost date, so that perennial clover plants have time to establish root systems before freezes hit. In spring you’ll have more weed pressure; planting in fall allows you to avoid the germination time of most weeds.
For the best success with your new planting, we recommend removing existing growth and preparing soil for planting.
All new plantings should be kept damp for best results with germination. Water enough to ensure your soil doesn’t fully dry out in between. Once seedlings appear after about 2 weeks, watering can be reduced.
The benefit of growing Microclover in your lawn is that it does not need fertilizer! Avoid the use of herbicides as they will damage or kill Microclover. For a natural look, skip mowing altogether, or mow as little as twice a year for a neat look – once in spring and once in fall when grass is most actively growing. Mow at most once per month, or when grass reaches 5-6 inches tall; do not mow lower than 3.5-4 inches. Do not use fertilizer, as it will cause grass to become taller and leggy. Over time, if thatch builds up to the point where dead grass is visible and the grass begins to thin out, the lawn should be de-thatched in mid-spring before growth begins.
Using the recommended coverage rate, scatter seeds densely and gently compress seeds for good seed to soil contact. We recommend reserving about 10-15% of seeds so that you can fill patches that may occur.
For even more information on Microclover:
How To Grow Microclover: The Secret To A Self-Sustaining Lawn