Clover- How Often and When to Cut?Contributors to this thread:
Habitat for Wildlife 03-Aug-19
Pat Lefemine 03-Aug-19
How often do you cut clover?
When do you cut (growth stage) it?
From: Habitat for Wildlife
Weather dependent for me. I do it mainly to control competing growth. I wait for some moisture and cooler evening temps and also try and let the clover re-seed itself.
Not a definitive answer for you, but for me there are several variables to consider.
Memorial Day July 4 Labor Day Pretty good rule of thumb for me.
From: Pat Lefemine
10-12” or when the weeds are outgrowing the crop. I like to cut back to 6”.
Different for alfalfa.
If nutrition is your objective, mow when 10% has flowered. Never cut more than half or lower than 6".