planting clover over a spotty grass lawn
Hi! I have a section of lawn that was grass but now I am over-seeding with clover. The soil Ph is neutral, and the yard is shady. I want to plant clover to help the bees. What type would you recommend? thanks, Tom
Montgomery County Maryland
Unfortunately, clover has poor shade tolerance and will not thrive in a shady area.
You may want to try another groundcover that grows best in the shade and has some pollinator benefits.
Consider Eurybia divaricata, White wood aster; Sedum ternatum, helleborus; comfrey, Heuchera americana, Phlox divaricata
Also, take a look at our page on lawn alternatives https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lawn-alternatives