"Proponents of organic lawn care are pushing to bring clover back to wide use as a lawn plant, mixed with more conventional turf grasses. They point to clover’s benefits, which include its ability to withstand drought, thrive in poor soil and supply nitrogen to other plants. ... In fact, clover is nature’s way of healing soil that’s nitrogen-deficient, Myers said. That’s why it tends to move into areas with poor soil, often to the homeowner’s chagrin. That nitrogen-fixing ability can go a long way toward eliminating the need to fertilize ..."