It’s no secret that clover is a beneficial plant to grow on your property. At Hancock Seed Co., we offer Microclover™ which provides all the same advantages of regular clover but has a much smaller leaf size. It can make for a beautiful turf, be planted as a standalone lawn, or be overseeded into existing lawn grasses. Keep reading to learn more about the numerous perks Microclover can bring to your space.
Lower Nitrogen Fertilizer Costs
Clover has the unique ability to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere and “fix it” in nodules on the roots. This can greatly lower your nitrogen fertilizer costs over time.
An Attractive Appearance
Many customers enjoy Hancock's Microclover because it is an appealing dark shade of green that is comparable to that found in more traditional lawns. The turf is very dense, lush, and beautiful.
Benefits Your Existing Lawn
Microclover can benefit your existing lawn by providing valuable nutrients, like a fertilizer.
Microclover can tolerate wet (not to be flooded for long periods of time) and shady conditions, as well as drought. Additionally, it has excellent cold and traffic tolerance. It will go slightly dormant in the cold winter months, depending on location but is very aggressive and will be able to regrow when the weather warms.
Hancock Seed’s Microclover
Hancock Seed’s Microclover Seed can grow in the warm season, transition zone, and cool season zones and has a germination time of 7-14 days. It has a height of 1-5 inches, depending on mowing regimens, and requires roughly 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.
About Our Microclover Seeds
This Microclover seed itself is surrounded by a unique clay-based coating with inoculant, which aids in moisture retention for germination. Luckily, birds tend not to eat coated seeds, giving them an advantage over raw seeds. The coating also makes it easy to see where the seed has been spread. Additionally, pre-inoculated seed aids in germination and has better overall success. The coating takes up a portion of the bag, which means less seed per pound, but the benefits of the seed coating outweigh this disadvantage by far.
Partner With Hancock Seed
Choosing the type of grass to plant on your property is an important decision that can impact all aspects of your day to day life. At Hancock Seed, we understand this and take great pride in helping our customers select the grass seeds that best fulfill their specific needs.When you partner with us, we will be more than happy to provide you with personalized recommendations as well as top-quality grass seeds. Contact us today to get started. We look forward to working with you and showing you why we come so highly recommended.