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Rover in the Clover

Tired of those yellow dog pee spots in your lawn? Do you rush out every time your dog takes a wee and rinse abundantly with water to dilute the urine? 

Well, maybe you just have the wrong type of lawn! 

A clover lawn stays green, no matter how many dogs you have. Photo: http://www.gsheller.com

Try sowing clover. It makes a perfectly nice lawn, needs little mowing, remains green even during drought … and is highly resistant to dog pee. Like, it loves the stuff! 

So, dog owners, the next time you renovate your lawn, why not sow clover instead of lawn grass?

Garden writer and blogger, author of more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

6 comments on “Rover in the Clover

  1. Good advice and a chuckle – win/win. 🙂

  2. Ha! This stuff is rad. It gets used as a cover crop, but would make a good temporary lawn if only it wold be allowed to stay. Unfortunately, it never got popular here in California, probably because it want just as much water in summer as turf grass wants, and is likely to get bald spots after hot weather.

    • Definitely more a crop for cool climates.

      • The heat is not very bad here. The aridity, which makes the heat more tolerable for us, is the problem for clover, which prefers more humidity while warm.

      • It is nice while it lasts though. It is used as a cover crop, and is sometimes too pretty to till under.

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