Everyone loves a lawn covered in bright green grass. But the maintenance? Not so much. Clover lawns, on the other hand, are on the rise! Check out how this family completely redid their yard. Doesn't the clover give it a touch of whimsy, too?
@renovatingourhome Reply to @badmistakitty how we maintain and mow our clover lawn! #clover #cloverlawn #backyard #backyardvibes #homeimprovement #lawn ♬ Candy Crush - David Das
This trend blew up in 2022, and for good reason. I've never seen a lawn look so lush and fluffy before!
It's so satisfying to watch the leaves pop back up again even after mowing. There's just something magical about clover lawns that's hard to beat. Maybe it's leprechauns? *wink wink*
@letthemvent Clover naps are now a thing. It’s drought resistant, naturally aerates and fertilizes the soil, good for the bees, good for the environment, softer than grass and not to mention how magical it looks. #cloverlawns #cloverlawnsforthebees #cloverlawn ♬ Runaway - AURORA
As beautiful as these families' lawns turned out, it's natural to be a little skeptical about it. Are clover lawns worth the hype?
Clover lawns don't yellow as much as the traditional grass ones do. Plus, they grow flowers that will attract pollinators to your yard. If you're looking for erosion control, clover has that covered, too.
I especially love how this family documents their clover lawn. They've even caught the attention of The New York Times with how great their lawn looks. This Tiktok sums up everything you might want to know:
@renovatingourhome Replying to @the_other_you FAQ on our #cloverlawn ! If you have more questions, comment below and we’ll make a part 2! #clover #ecofriendly #diy #lawnalternative #tiktoktaughtme ♬ Chill Vibes - Tollan Kim
Angelina and Skyler make growing a clover lawn seem so easy because it is! You can grow clover lawns even in areas prone to drought, so long as you keep them moist.
As for the wetter seasons, clover lawns get no muddier than grass. They're also pretty frost tolerant and will survive temperatures up to 0 degrees F. Yep, they'll still look bright green under the snow!
I know what you're thinking. Clover lawns are awesome, there must be a catch, right?
@renovatingourhome The update no one wanted to see 😭 #clover #cloverlawn #backyardvibes #diy ♬ Hal Walker Plays the Banakulas - Hal Walker
Clover attracts different animals and rodents. So think rabbits, skunks, and raccoons. The latter two pretty much decimated the concrete square path of this lawn.
It seems like viewers felt more devastated than the family was, though. In their winter update, Angelina mentions just letting the animals have their way.
@renovatingourhome Replying to @stellaluna_6 Our winter update of the #cloverlawn ☘️ #clover #sustainability #backyard #lawn #diy #update ♬ Aesthetic - Tollan Kim
I don't know about you, but I think their lawn still looks pretty awesome regardless. The good news is that they'll work on replanting the clover, possibly with some solutions to their raccoon problem, too.
If you're thinking about overhauling your lawn as well, now is the time. Clover seeds are easily accessible, and you'll have a vibrant community to engage with online.
By the way, clover lawns aren't a new concept. They've been growing in popularity for some time in the late 2010s, and the internet is here for it. Are you as on board with this trend as I am? Let me know!