Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Tim Wilson, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Has anyone tried seeding the Roman Chamomile as a ground cover/lawn? It is supposed to be hardy, mowable and cushy on the feet plus it apparently inhibits weeds like dandelions and quackgrass. I've also heard the same of yarrow. I just put in a large seed order for my nursery and ordered some crimson clover. It really is startling looking. I got it to combine with nitrogen needy plants because it fixes huge amounts of N to the soil but I'm going to experiment with seeding an area with it and keep mowing it to see if it adapts to heading out low like white clover and alsikes.
  2. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 846

    Camomile is pretty you can use it in your teas.
    Crimson Clover growes to 18 inches tall, camomile 9- 12 inches.
    You will need to keep your crop evenly moist and well drained to get best results as a ground cover, (sprinkler system?)

    It is toxic to pets. I am guessing you eat all of yours. So you should not have any issues.
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Interesting concept... keep us posted with pix... :)
  4. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I do know that Roman chamomile can be kept mowed short and this prevents flowers, the part used in tea. None of my dogs have ever decided to eat it but goats eat it lovingly. I'm dubious about the crimson clover.

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