How to Buy Clover Seed

Overview

Once regarded as a beneficial component of lawn seed mix, clover is now widely destroyed when found in home lawns. Clover is very beneficial to lawn grass because it takes nitrogen from the air and translocates it into the soil. Since clover isn't found in grass seed mixes any longer, you will have to purchase the seed separately and mix it in with the grass seed before planting. It may be tricky to find clover locally, which can make the Internet a valuable tool for purchasing hard-to-find seeds like clover.

Step 1

Select a cultivar of clover that you would like to purchase. The most common type of clover found in home lawns is Dutch white clover. This clover grows low to the ground and blends into grass fairly well.

Step 2

Measure the square footage of your yard to determine how much clover seed you need. Clover is generally seeded into a lawn at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2 lb. per 1,000 square feet.

Step 3

Drive to your local farm supply store. You are more likely to find clover seed here than your local garden center since farmers regularly plant clover seed as a forage crop for their animals.

Step 4

Look for clover seed online. You are likely to find many more varieties of clover online than locally, but you will have to pay a small fee for shipping to have the seed delivered to you.

Step 5

Purchase the correct amount of clover seed as calculated in step 2.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Transportation
  • Computer
  • Internet access

References

  • Versicolor: Establishing White Clover in Lawns
  • Main Street Seed and Supply Company: Bulk Grass and Clover Seed
  • OutsidePride.com: White Dutch Clover Seed
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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.