Seeds - Clover, Klondike Ladino OG (SGH)
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Description: Klondike Ladino is a cultivar of Dutch White clover, and is popular integrated into lawns, as a cover crop, and as a living mulch between rows in gardens. This type of clover grows back well after mowing and can definitely handle foot traffic (human & pet!).
Pack Size: 25 grams (covers 250 square feet when interplanted with turf grass, or 100 square feet when used as a living mulch or cover crop)
Latin Name: Trifolium repens
Alternative Names: Dutch White Clover
Main Uses: Living mulch, green manure, nitrogen fixer
Zone Hardiness: 3
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Left un-mown, 30 cm (12")
Flower Color: White
Flowering Time: All summer
Seed Source: Certified Organic
Germination Instructions: Clover is best sown in May, once the ground can be prepared, or in late August and early September. Avoid planting July or August, as warm weather will inhibit germination.
To prepare the lawn for over-seeding, mow grass close to the ground, rake, and dethatch. Spread a thin layer of compost, to ensure seed-to-soil contact. Mixing clover with sawdust or sand makes it easier to spread. After spreading (by hand or with a spreader), water daily for two weeks. After spreading, sprinkle a light layer of compost over the seeded area and use a roller to ensure the seed sticks.
If mixing the clover with grass seed at the time of sowing, use a ratio of 10 - 15% cover and the balance turf grass.
For a clover-only space, weed the site and then rake to loosen the top layer of soil. If the soil is poor, add a quarter-inch to half-inch layer of compost. Distribute the seed evenly and ensure good seed-to-soil contact. Water regularly until the clover is evenly germinated.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Bees, ladybugs, and other small beneficial insects love feeding on the abundant nectar found in clover flowers. For this reason, it is worth allowing clover to flower in lawns.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.