Clover or trefoil are common names for plants of the genus Trifolium (Latin, tres "three" + folium "leaf"), consisting of about 300 species of flowering plants in the legume or pea family Fabaceae.
When micro clover is mowed, its leaves grow tiny and numerous, with fewer flowers than conventional clovers. It can be mowed shorter than typical lawn grasses, and it's tough enough for children and pets to play on. Studies show that it also becomes established faster than grass seeds.
For homeowners whose lawns have been ruined by the predators of chafer beetle larvae, there is hope with micro clover! Eliminate the lawn altogether, and plant thickly with micro clover seeds. Adult chafer beetles are not attracted to legumes and will go elsewhere to lay their eggs.
When grass is 5-8cm (2-3") high, cut for the first time. Trim lightly and gradually lower blades to an ideal cutting height of 25mm (1").