The Land Bank is planting clover on thousands of vacant lots
to reduce long-term maintenance needs and costs.

Dutch White Clover:

  • Grows only 10-12 inches tall
  • Provides the look of a maintained property
  • Requires mowing only once or twice a year
  • Provides food for wildlife
  • Is drought-tolerant
  • Is a legume that fixes nitrogen in the soil, improving the soil condition

Tips on How to Maintain Dutch White Clover:

  • During the first year, clover sites should be mowed every 4-6 weeks
  • Set the mower deck high (4") when you mow clover
  • Weed lots when necessary, especially in the spring
  • If the clover is not growing well, contact the Land Bank