Clover: It’s Not a Weed Anymore

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  1. Clover saves water (deep roots).
  2. Clover won’t take over the lawn (grows where other plants won’t).
  3. Clover provides natural fertilizer for the grass (especially nitrogen).
  4. Clover supports the bee population (due to their blossoms) and other beneficial insects (ladybugs, other insects that prey on grubs that damage the lawn).
  5. Clover was the victim of a marketing conspiracy.

Pragmatic Reasons to Convert Your Lawn

A Quick History Lesson

Blame the Scots

Blame the Nazis

Blame the Marketing Guy

Recapping, in Reverse-Order

  1. Burning fossil fuels, health risks, disingenuous marketing — bad.
  2. Bombs, chemical warfare, synthetic fertilizer, weed killer — bad.
  3. Scots, deep roots — good.
  4. Saving water — good.
  5. Clover lawns — good.

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