One of the most difficult home projects in these drought-ridden summers is maintaining a healthy green lawn. Even if it is too late for your yard this summer, I ran across a tip that can help you next year. The answer to the problem of browning yards is to put clover in them. That’s right; the once-fashionable, three-leaved “weed” is the solution. Besides being green itself, clover also puts nitrogen back into the soil, enriching it for the existing grass. Its very long root system means that it is drought-resistant and that it can act as fertilizer for your grass. Clover is also relatively bug free, resists spotting from dog urine and it is easy to maintain. Or maybe it’s just the luck of the Irish that makes the grass stay green.

Credit: “Have a Green Lawn this Summer”