I started a late winter clover plot last feb .it came up well.it looked awsome that spring as summer came on since I was mowing it the other grasses like bermuta and johnson grass started to take over . The middle of the plot is higher and well drained the clover all but died out in this area. so I spot sprayed the bermuta with round up .killed most of it .going into the fall the plot looked like me It was bald on top .so I replanted the middle higher ground with a mixture of clover wheat and oats.|
this spring all you could see was wheat and oats but you could tell there was some clover down in there. Well with the lack of rain this summer I decided not to cut the wheat in the clover plot and this is what happened .
The wheat got tall ,turned yellow seeded up,dropped seeds ,turkey and other animals ate the seed. The old wheat helped shade the clover so it would not burn out in summer heat .I did finally cut the wheat down after it had dropped all seed perty much . I waited till we had some rain and we had another good shower on the way and I cut it high as the clipper would go. Now it is growing good with little weed comp and I have not done much of any thing to it this year .
So my Tip is don't worry so much about clipping the clover in a drout. Clipp acording to the rain.
over seed clover plots with some wheat and or oats in the hot dryer areas of youre plot and dont clipp till rain permits and seed has fallen from wheat and oats mid july or August. Good luck hope this will help some one.
I LOVE DEER HUNTIN SO MUCH IF THEY STARTED A ROCK SEASON ,I'D START CHUNKIN ROCKS AT THEM. BEN LEE .