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Old 09-20-2013, 02:47 PM
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Seeding With Clover Mix

I was wandering is it a good idea to mix clover in when overseeding to help lawn with a natural nitrogen source and does it help in any other way. I see sports fields around here that have it and seem to be doing well during the summer I have a clay based soil and hard to get grass established and a good stand going and keeping it green during summer. I currently am using a seed mix of Rendition Rx, Titan Ultra and Hudson Tall fescue, just curious getting ready to overseed and wandring if I should go this route good or bad idea.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:56 PM
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Terrible idea. It will choke out the new seedlings.
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:58 PM
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Is there a better mix to look for than what I am using that will repair itself and grow better here in Va.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:11 PM
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:01 PM
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I use a 5 way Fescue mix seed blend. One may be more drought tolerant, one better against disease, one better against bugs, and so on. This way it lessens chance of losing large areas. I don't have a magazine cover lawn, buts it's in the top few of my neighborhood. Ive noticed a difference since not using only one kind of seed for about 3 years now. Also I've been reading about about laying 1 inch of compost to help soil. You may want to research that to. If all else fails, flower beds and trees.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:07 PM
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What seed names are you using also I was just looking at the compost idea so what type or what do I look for when buying the compost
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:16 PM
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Where ever you get compost should have all the info about that. Different composts for different applications.

Missouri southern seed company
Turf fescue blend
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:41 PM
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Clover is not particularly drought hardy. I think...it is best used in a roadside situation where you do not intend to fertilize ever. White bloom in spring. Most weed sprays will kill it.
If you can avoid killing it, and can get it to survive summer heat, it will add about a pound of nitrogen per year. Perhaps you can still purchase black medic seed. It also adds nitrogen, but the yellow flowers are small and not very noticeable. Its an annual--but it reseeds itself to some degree.
http://www.hearneseed.com/product-in...dic-pid74.html
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