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Old 06-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Location: Boston Suburb
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My backyard all of a sudden has a lot of clover lately. No idea where it came from but I don't mind this welcomed weed since I read here that they help improve the soil. My front yard has a lot of bare spots and the soil is very poor, like the grass waa put on top of construction dirt. Is it possible to get some of the clover to grow in the front yard by collecting the flowers and spreading them on the bare spots?
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:25 PM
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I don't know if you can seed with flower heads, I think it's too warm right now anyway. I've been seeding clover with the inoculated seed from Outispride. It's available on Amazon as well as directly from them. It seems expensive, but a little goes a very long way. You seed it much more thinly than grass seed. I think it is too hot in Mass right now for it to germinate well. I seeded some in late June last year and it didn't really get a foothold last year, just a bit, most turned brown shortly after germinating, but it seems to have recovered a lot this spring. The stuff I put out in April this year is looking great. I'm trying to find a disk harrow to borrow late summer/early fall...we have a tractor with a 3 pt hitch, but only a drag harrow which doesn't go deep enough. I'm thinking that if I disk the yard up and seed fescue/clover we should have a lot more green stuff next spring. Plus all the clover out there now will become fertilizer if I turn it under a bit.
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