By Robert Cox, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Horticulture
Dutch White clover can work as a lawn alternative on a smaller scale. It's nitrogen-fixing (adds nitrogen to the soil) but not very drought-tolerant when grown at the density needed to serve as a lawn alternative. It can't recuperate from heavy foot traffic as well as a grass lawn. Another drawback is that clover stains on clothing are difficult to launder. Dutch white clover attracts lots of honeybees and bumblebees to the flowers - a concern to barefoot kids and people sensitive to stings. Other people may appreciate all the bee activity.
Photo: Judy Sedbrook
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Date last revised: 01/05/2010