At one time, decades ago, it was considered prestigious to have a clover lawn, according to master gardeners at the University of Minnesota. Aside from providing a cushioned surface, clover enriches the soil by absorbing nitrogen from the air. Generally weed-resistant and drought-tolerant, clover blooms with tiny flowers that will attract honeybees. Plant your clover seeds in either spring or summer. You need 8 ounces of clover seed for every 1,000 square feet.
Pour some soil into a wheelbarrow and mix in your clover seeds. Your garden soil is fine for clover.
Rake the garden area well, removing any rocks, old roots and other debris. Level the area to remove any lumps or valleys.
Spread the seed/soil mixture evenly across the planting area.
Cover the soil/seed mixture with 1/4 inch of soil. Try not to walk on it or otherwise pack it down.
Water the area with the fine mist setting on your hose or sprinkler, just enough to moisten the top 1/2 inch of soil. Keep the area moist until the seeds germinate, which should occur within two weeks. Once the clover is established, cut down watering to once a week.