Diversity in species greatly increases a lawn's chances of survival, so use more than one type of grass for your lawn. "Try a casual lawn – a mix of different plants – and make sure it's one with clover in it," says Adamson. Clover provides a natural source of nitrogen, keeps grass greener all year round, and virtually eliminates the need for fertilizer.
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