Clover Cover Crop / Clover Lawn
I'm attempting to establish a stand of Crimson Clover. Apparently the autumn (around now) is the best time to plant it here in Northeast Florida, but it's not looking like we'll be getting much rainfall for a while...in fact, we didn't have much at all this entire year. I attribute that (along with our barren sandy soil) as the reasons why I couldn't get the White Dutch clover to grow. From my research, it looks like Crimson Clover can handle the sandy soil pretty good.
I haven't given up on the idea yet, and of course I'm hopeful, but do you think it's okay to go ahead and drop the seeds down? Could the lack of production/sprouting be because I'm simply broadcasting the seed? Or should I be using a drill and planting it into the soil to a certain depth? Is it not getting enough water?
Since I'm trying to get the Crimson Clover to cover a large area (about an acre), irrigation will be difficult, but not impossible, I guess... Can anyone share their experience or offer some pointers?