Most clovers are low growing, attract beneficials such as bees (if allowed to bloom), are great for erosion control, and are good competitors against weeds. Will come back in subsequent years if allowed to go to seed.
What are the benefits of cover crops?
Increases organic matter and available nitrogen
Increases earthworms and beneficial microorganisms
Stabilizes soil to prevent erosion
Brings deep-rooted minerals to the surface
Improves water, root and air penetration of soil
Increases the soil’s moisture-holding capacity
Breaks up subsoil and plow-soles
Provides aesthetic value and color
Provides habitat, nectar, and pollen for beneficial insects while choking out weeds
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