Perennial Drought Tolerant Clover Seeds For Water Conservation & Xeriscape Landscaping

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Should you ditch your grass for drought-tolerant clover? This alternative to the traditional lawn might be more suitable to grow as we face further heatwaves. Perennial white clover such as Miniclover is a great low-maintenance option as it doesn’t require mowing or watering and will attract those precious pollinators if left unmowed.

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"Because white clover makes for a more drought resilient lawn than grass, it is already a popular choice in warmer states. This includes California, where the pretty white flowers are commonly seen in yards" says garden care expert Jason White from All About Gardening.

'White clover is hardier [than grass] as it requires less water and thrives in poorer soils,' he says. 'It makes a beautiful foliage that is similarly low-growing like grass, making it the perfect lawn substitute if you want to retain a neat low level of greenery. Lawn care is certainly simpler with a clover lawn. They are great for family gardens and pet owners because they can survive trampling and cutting. Plus, they don’t get affected adversely by dog urine, so they’re a good choice if you’re looking to minimize the time spent worrying about brown and bald patches.

Also, clover lawns thrive in poor soil, making them the ideal option for yards without a nutrient-rich base. And, of course, you won’t need one of the best lawn mowers to maintain a white clover lawn, so the time spent on upkeep will be kept to a minimum. A clover lawn is a cheap and natural soil fertilizer. In fact, gardeners frequently grow clover to improve the soil. If you plant a patch of clover, the surrounding grasses will receive a steady trickle of fertilizer from its nitrogen-fixing abilities, making your lawn overall healthier and greener.

Many studies estimate in hot, dry climates that 75% of a households' water is used to irrigate  lawns and landscaping. Xeriscaping (the process of landscaping, or gardening, that reduces or eliminates the need for irrigation) helps preserve water as it is more reliant on natural rainfall and minimal maintenance when compared to traditional landscaping. Several studies have concluded that xeriscaping can reduce outdoor irrigation by 60% which will greatly reduce your water bill. There is no better way to start xeriscaping then with a drought tolerant clover lawn!

Outsidepride not only offers drought tolerant Miniclover for a lawn alternative, we offer several other varieties as well.  Strawberry clover is also used in xeriscaping lawn mixtures for a traditional lawn alternative. Yellow sweet clover is often used for bee pollination where white and purple prairie clover are terrific choices for the prairie where there is no irrigation and it is completely reliant on natural rainfall.  Not matter what your needs are, you can find the perfect clover for your situation.