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Hancock's Micro Clover Seed
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Microclover™ Seed has all the same characteristics of regular clover, with the exception of the leaf size. Microclover™ can be planted as a standalone lawn, or overseeded into existing lawn grasses. It can tolerate wet (not to be flooded for long periods of time) and shade conditions, as well as drought. Microclover™ is a nitrogen-fixing legume that requires little fertilizer, fungicides, pesticides, or mowing. According to Penn State University, the estimated range for a potential fertilizer reduction of 1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen annually per 1000 square feet of application. Microclover™ also benefits your existing lawn grasses by providing natural nutrients. Microclover™ has excellent cold, drought and traffic tolerance. The turf is very dense, very lush, and very beautiful.

Many enjoy Hancock's Micro Clover as an option for alternative lawns because it has a dark shade of green that is comparable to those found in more traditional lawns. Microclover™ is a variant/selection of common White Clover that has been cultivated to supply a less problematic partnership with traditional lawn grasses. Common White Clover was once a more popular lawn option, however it frequently formed clumps and in turn created troubles for those emphasizing lawn grasses. This, and the advancement of herbicides that would kill off standard White Clover, led to the development of Microclover™, which grows lower and mixes better with lawn grass accordingly. Although it does flower, Hancock's Micro Clover does not create nearly as many blooms as traditional White Clover.  

Microclover™ is extremely cold tolerant. It will go dormant slightly in the winter months, depending on location but is very aggressive and will most likely come back under harsh winter conditions. Killing frost or ice may be the exception. Microclover™, in light dormancy, will slow down and lose some vigor causing the color to dull but not completely go away.

If Microclover™ is not cut, then the leaf size increases, the more it is cut then the smaller the leaf size. When Microclover™ is not mowed at all, the leaf size will be about 1/2 the size of White Dutch Clover. When it is mowed, new leaf heads form within a few days so it continually looks thick and lush. If it isn't mowed, it will get approximately 6 inches tall. If you mow it, it will want to quit growing just slightly taller than the height it was mowed at. For example, if you mow it at a height of 3 inches, it will head back out and quit growing at a height of approximately 4 inches. In other words, you can almost "train" its growing height with infrequent mowings. 

Microclover™ could present with larger leaves due to lack of density. In the springtime, especially in the first year, the clover can present with larger leaves as it attempts to reproduce as well. If you have areas with larger leaves, we recommend adding more seed to the thin areas to increase the density, then try to keep it between 1 and 4 inches in height. This should greatly improve the size of the leaves by not only adding more plants, but continuing to mow it low to encourage it to spread out which will also boost density. By doing this, the leaves should be smaller as they expect it look. 

Microclover™ is a coated seed. It is non-GMO.

Coated Seed vs Raw Seed

Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Hancock's Micro Clover Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Not Applicable
GMO
No
Ideal pH
6.0 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding into grass
2 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
5 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
When to Plant
Fall, Spring
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Plant at a rate of  5lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft for straight seeding applications and sow at a rate of 2-3lbs when mixing with grasses., at a depth between 1/4 inches and 1/2 inches. Plant during spring or fall.


The first rule in mixing Micro Clover in with other grass species is to know that Micro Clover grows quite aggressively and is well suited to the latest fine-leaved, dense, high-quality perennial Ryegrass. Strong, creeping types of Red Fescue are strong enough to be used in mixtures with both perennial Ryegrass and Micro clover. Slender creeping Red Fescue and Chewings Fescue are used more in mixtures without perennial Ryegrass where they find equilibrium with the Micro clover. In dry areas, Micro clover can be added to Tall Fescue grass mixtures.

Hancock's Micro Clover Seed

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**Microclover is currently out of stock for Spring 2020. The next expected availability will be Fall 2020, pending crop harvest** Microclover™ provides all the same advantages of regular clover, but has a much smaller leaf size. It features excellent nitrogen-fixing abilities without the use of extensive fertilization, fungicides, pesticides, or mowing. And, of course, it makes for beautiful turf once it comes in.
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Microclover™ Seed has all the same characteristics of regular clover, with the exception of the leaf size. Microclover™ can be planted as a standalone lawn, or overseeded into existing lawn grasses. It can tolerate wet (not to be flooded for long...
Microclover™ Seed has all the same characteristics of regular clover, with the exception of the leaf size. Microclover™ can be planted as a standalone lawn, or overseeded into existing lawn grasses. It can tolerate wet (not to be flooded for long periods of time) and shade conditions, as well as drought. Microclover™ is a nitrogen-fixing legume that requires little fertilizer, fungicides, pesticides, or mowing. According to Penn State University, the estimated range for a potential fertilizer reduction of 1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen annually per 1000 square feet of application. Microclover™ also benefits your existing lawn grasses by providing natural nutrients. Microclover™ has excellent cold, drought and traffic tolerance. The turf is very dense, very lush, and very beautiful. Many enjoy Hancock's Micro Clover as an option for alternative lawns because it has a dark shade of green that is comparable to those found in more traditional lawns. Microclover™ is a variant/selection of common White Clover that has been cultivated to supply a less problematic partnership with traditional lawn grasses. Common White Clover was once a more popular lawn option, however it frequently formed clumps and in turn created troubles for those emphasizing lawn grasses. This, and the advancement of herbicides that would kill off standard White Clover, led to the development of Microclover™, which grows lower and mixes better with lawn grass accordingly. Although it does flower, Hancock's Micro Clover does not create nearly as many blooms as traditional White Clover.   Microclover™ is extremely cold tolerant. It will go dormant slightly in the winter months, depending on location but is very aggressive and will most likely come back under harsh winter conditions. Killing frost or ice may be the exception. Microclover™, in light dormancy, will slow down and lose some vigor causing the color to dull but not completely go away. If Microclover™ is not cut, then the leaf size increases, the more it is cut then the smaller the leaf size. When Microclover™ is not mowed at all, the leaf size will be about 1/2 the size of White Dutch Clover. When it is mowed, new leaf heads form within a few days so it continually looks thick and lush. If it isn't mowed, it will get approximately 6 inches tall. If you mow it, it will want to quit growing just slightly taller than the height it was mowed at. For example, if you mow it at a height of 3 inches, it will head back out and quit growing at a height of approximately 4 inches. In other words, you can almost "train" its growing height with infrequent mowings.  Microclover™ could present with larger leaves due to lack of density. In the springtime, especially in the first year, the clover can present with larger leaves as it attempts to reproduce as well. If you have areas with larger leaves, we recommend adding more seed to the thin areas to increase the density, then try to keep it between 1 and 4 inches in height. This should greatly improve the size of the leaves by not only adding more plants, but continuing to mow it low to encourage it to spread out which will also boost density. By doing this, the leaves should be smaller as they expect it look.  Microclover™ is a coated seed. It is non-GMO. Coated Seed vs Raw Seed Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Hancock's Micro Clover Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Not Applicable
GMO
No
Ideal pH
6.0 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding into grass
2 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
5 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
When to Plant
Fall, Spring

Instructions

Plant at a rate of  5lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft for straight seeding applications and sow at a rate of 2-3lbs when mixing with grasses., at a depth between 1/4 inches and 1/2 inches. Plant during spring or fall. The first...
Plant at a rate of  5lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft for straight seeding applications and sow at a rate of 2-3lbs when mixing with grasses., at a depth between 1/4 inches and 1/2 inches. Plant during spring or fall. The first rule in mixing Micro Clover in with other grass species is to know that Micro Clover grows quite aggressively and is well suited to the latest fine-leaved, dense, high-quality perennial Ryegrass. Strong, creeping types of Red Fescue are strong enough to be used in mixtures with both perennial Ryegrass and Micro clover. Slender creeping Red Fescue and Chewings Fescue are used more in mixtures without perennial Ryegrass where they find equilibrium with the Micro clover. In dry areas, Micro clover can be added to Tall Fescue grass mixtures.
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**Microclover is currently out of stock for Spring 2020. The next expected availability will be Fall 2020, pending crop harvest** Microclover™ provides all the same advantages of regular clover, but has a much smaller leaf size. It features excellent nitrogen-fixing abilities without the use of extensive fertilization, fungicides, pesticides, or mowing. And, of course, it makes for beautiful turf once it comes in.

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Microclover™ Seed has all the same characteristics of regular clover, with the exception of the leaf size. Microclover™ can be planted as a standalone lawn, or overseeded into existing lawn grasses. It can tolerate wet (not to be flooded for long periods of time) and shade conditions, as well as drought. Microclover™ is a nitrogen-fixing legume that requires little fertilizer, fungicides, pesticides, or mowing. According to Penn State University, the estimated range for a potential fertilizer reduction of 1 to 2 pounds of nitrogen annually per 1000 square feet of application. Microclover™ also benefits your existing lawn grasses by providing natural nutrients. Microclover™ has excellent cold, drought and traffic tolerance. The turf is very dense, very lush, and very beautiful.

Many enjoy Hancock's Micro Clover as an option for alternative lawns because it has a dark shade of green that is comparable to those found in more traditional lawns. Microclover™ is a variant/selection of common White Clover that has been cultivated to supply a less problematic partnership with traditional lawn grasses. Common White Clover was once a more popular lawn option, however it frequently formed clumps and in turn created troubles for those emphasizing lawn grasses. This, and the advancement of herbicides that would kill off standard White Clover, led to the development of Microclover™, which grows lower and mixes better with lawn grass accordingly. Although it does flower, Hancock's Micro Clover does not create nearly as many blooms as traditional White Clover.  

Microclover™ is extremely cold tolerant. It will go dormant slightly in the winter months, depending on location but is very aggressive and will most likely come back under harsh winter conditions. Killing frost or ice may be the exception. Microclover™, in light dormancy, will slow down and lose some vigor causing the color to dull but not completely go away.

If Microclover™ is not cut, then the leaf size increases, the more it is cut then the smaller the leaf size. When Microclover™ is not mowed at all, the leaf size will be about 1/2 the size of White Dutch Clover. When it is mowed, new leaf heads form within a few days so it continually looks thick and lush. If it isn't mowed, it will get approximately 6 inches tall. If you mow it, it will want to quit growing just slightly taller than the height it was mowed at. For example, if you mow it at a height of 3 inches, it will head back out and quit growing at a height of approximately 4 inches. In other words, you can almost "train" its growing height with infrequent mowings. 

Microclover™ could present with larger leaves due to lack of density. In the springtime, especially in the first year, the clover can present with larger leaves as it attempts to reproduce as well. If you have areas with larger leaves, we recommend adding more seed to the thin areas to increase the density, then try to keep it between 1 and 4 inches in height. This should greatly improve the size of the leaves by not only adding more plants, but continuing to mow it low to encourage it to spread out which will also boost density. By doing this, the leaves should be smaller as they expect it look. 

Microclover™ is a coated seed. It is non-GMO.

Coated Seed vs Raw Seed

Coated seed contains a clay-based surrounding shell that increases moisture retention and helps to reduce insect or fowl consumption. Coated seed contains approximately 50% coating weight, or inert weight, per pound of seed. Coated Hancock's Micro Clover Seed is also easier to see after it is applied. Raw seed features no fillers, coatings, or treatments.

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Coated
Fertilizer
Not Applicable
GMO
No
Ideal pH
6.0 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Perennial
Overseeding into grass
2 - 3 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
Seeding Depth
1/4 - 1/2 inch
Seeding Rate
5 lbs. per 1,000 sq.ft.
When to Plant
Fall, Spring


Plant at a rate of  5lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft for straight seeding applications and sow at a rate of 2-3lbs when mixing with grasses., at a depth between 1/4 inches and 1/2 inches. Plant during spring or fall.


The first rule in mixing Micro Clover in with other grass species is to know that Micro Clover grows quite aggressively and is well suited to the latest fine-leaved, dense, high-quality perennial Ryegrass. Strong, creeping types of Red Fescue are strong enough to be used in mixtures with both perennial Ryegrass and Micro clover. Slender creeping Red Fescue and Chewings Fescue are used more in mixtures without perennial Ryegrass where they find equilibrium with the Micro clover. In dry areas, Micro clover can be added to Tall Fescue grass mixtures.

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10/20/2020
scott w.
United States United States
Great

excellent germination. will buy again

10/21/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! Happy to hear that you are having great success with the micro clover seed! Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

LH
10/04/2020
Luke H.
United States United States
Very little survived

We seeded heavily with 1/4 inch top soil and kept moist per instructions. Most seeds didn't take and those that did didn't make it to full growth until withering. A small area did ok and it's in full shade.

10/06/2020
Hancock Seed

We are sorry to hear about the problems that you have encountered. If you would like, you can fill out the claims form which is under the customer service tab on our website. We are happy to look into this and see what may have happened - Thank you for your review!

DL
09/07/2020
David L.
United States United States
Great product!

Over seeded areas with micro clover last spring. It came in great. I came back looking for more ..

09/18/2020
Hancock Seed

Awesome! We are glad you love the micro clover seed! It grows where other things may not. Thank you for your review and for choosing Hancock Seed!

BM
06/19/2020
Brenda M.
United States United States
good product and customer service

We will be ordering some more seed in the fall.....

07/31/2020
Hancock Seed

Excellent! Always happy to hear from a satisfied customer! Glad you had great success with the micro clover and look forward to hearing from you in the fall! Thanks for your review!

SS
06/14/2020
Susan S.
United States United States
Very pleased!

The clover grew really quick and is now thick and beautiful. I am so Pleased with it! Thank you

07/29/2020
Hancock Seed

Micro clover is so beautiful. Glad you had such great success and are pleased with the results! Thank you for your review!

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