During early September we decided that for next spring we didn’t want to have a barren dirt backyard, and so we thought we would try out a 100% clover ground cover. It’s actually clover and another plant with little yellow flowers, I forget what it’s called but it doesn’t matter because the clover is basically dominating anyway. Within a few short days of seeding, tiny clovers started shooting up and within a few weeks we had a full on clover patch!
As the cold and frost are settling in I’m happy to see that the clovers are toughing up. For a while we avoided stepping on them thinking we’d totally destroy them in their delicate state, but now I think they can withhold a good trampling and will likely last through the winter and develop into some nice plush ground cover come spring. We may have to add some grass to the mix because I think that 100% clover is hard to maintain. I was just hoping that we could grow something that wouldn’t ever need mowing.