- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Genesee County don’t need a lucky four-leafed clover to fight blight in Flint - any clover plant will do.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1y3bnoH ) the Genesee County Land Bank is planting clover on vacant properties where grass would otherwise grow too tall and unruly. While the mowers and workers needed to keep grass in check are costly, clover is lower-maintenance. It grows to only about a foot high.

The government organization has planted clover on about 700 of its properties so far. It plans to keep growing clover on lots as it works to acquire and demolish more vacant buildings.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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