Cottage lawn with Red, White and Alsike clover seed is an excellent alternative to standard garden lawn seed mixtures which often struggle on poor quality or low fertility soils without regular applications of artificial fertiliser.
Once established, the clover plants absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere and bacteria converts it into available plant food in small biological nodules attached to the clovers roots. This free fertiliser slowly leaches from the nodules and other plant residues feeding the adjacent companion lawn grasses, keeping them lush and green.
Red, White & Alsike Clover also produce deep tap roots meaning the plants stay green in prolonged periods of drought without additional watering even on the poorest quality/free draining soils.
There are some points worth considering before purchasing our Cottage Lawn Seed with Mixed Clover mixture. Clover plants are not particularly tolerant of high traffic wear, can become dominant in a turf (they are difficult to eradicate) and can stain quite badly if the leaf is bruised or broken whilst in contact with cloths or other fabrics. Red clover can be less presistant so may dissappear entirely over time. However, this is the most environmentally friendly lawn seed mixture as with the simple inclusion of mixed clover it is proven to be an easy way of maintaining a great looking, lush, green lawn without the use of fertiliser.