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Clover is Making a Lawn Comeback

'Dark Dancer,' a four-leaf clover perennial intended for use in gardens, was initially bred with the Dutch white clover most commonly found on lawns.

‘Dark Dancer,’ a four-leaf clover perennial intended for use in gardens, was initially bred with the Dutch white clover most commonly found on lawns.

Dutch white clover is already greening on this northern lawn. The clover helps feed the surrounding grass plants by storing atmospheric nitrogen in its roots.

Dutch white clover is already greening on this northern lawn. The clover helps feed the surrounding grass plants by storing atmospheric nitrogen in its roots.

In these university trials, microclover outperformed other blends of lawn seed. (www.microclover.com photo)

In these university trials, microclover outperformed other blends of lawn seed. (www.microclover.com photo)

This article, that originated in the Akron Beacon Journal, has been picked up by newspapers across the nation. Perhaps we’ll see a few more natural lawns as a result!

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/22/3506297/clover-making-a-comeback.html

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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