Where Is All This White Clover Coming From?

Q: Where in the world is all the white clover coming from this year? My seven acre plot is solid white. What’s happening?

A: I drive past a lawn near my Decatur home that is just as you describe. Seed germination can be a quirky thing. Seeds need a particular set of environmental factors present in order to sprout: temperature, moisture, humidity, daylight length, etc. I theorize that there were a lot of clover seeds spread last year and few sprouted. But this spring provided the perfect environment for them all to germinate at the same time. Many people consider clover to be a lawn weed but remember that it contributes nitrogen from the air to fertilize nearby grass plants.