White Dutch Clover is one of the few varieties that is perhaps most helpful to homeowners, versus farmers, ranchers, and hunters. This clover serves as an excellent starter and cover crop for soil that simply doesn't want to grow anything else...especially around recent constructed homes.
- Perennial white clover
- Withstands moderate drought conditions
- Pre-inoculated, non-GMO
- Matures between 4 and 8 inches
- Requires less water than traditional lawns
White Dutch Clover Seed is a perennial strain of white clover. White Dutch Clover is used for lawns, ground cover, erosion control, cover crop, and in pasture mixtures. White Dutch Clover usually matures between 4 to 8 in.
Many homeowners include White Dutch Clover in their lawn seed mixture because clover sprouts fast, and grows so dependably, that it's a valuable aid in getting a new lawn started.
Nodules on the roots fix nitrogen from the air. Actually, up to 1/3 the nitrogen your lawn needs can be obtained from White Dutch Clover! It grows vigorously even in poor clay subsoil around new home construction. The seed will withstand moderate drought conditions, and grow well, even on barren soil where nothing else wants to grow. It is winter-hardy and it stays so low you can just till it under during spring if you are using it for a cover crop.
One of the most popular reasons for establishing White Dutch Clover as an alternative lawn variety is because of the relative lack of water required compared to a standard grass lawn. White Dutch Clover requires less maintenance in general, and can also grow strongly in shade areas of your yard.
The one downside to White Dutch Clover as a lawn source is its propensity for white flowers (which give this clover its name). For a more pure "green" clover lawn, without flowers, consider Hancock's Micro Clover Seed. Of course, some may actually prefer the white flowers of White Dutch Clover, especially those looking to promote bee culture.
It is one of the most popular form of animal forage to this day. This applies to both livestock and as a source of food plot. Deer love White Dutch Clover!
Sow from March through October (in most areas of the U.S.) at 1/4 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Just broadcast the seeds, rake lightly, and keep the seed moist until it sprouts. The seed will withstand moderate drought conditions, and grow well, even on barren soil where nothing else wants to grow. Winter-hardy and it stays so low you can just till it under during Spring if you are using it for a cover crop.