Zoysia and Microclover?
I live in NE Kansas (look up for zip code). Summers are very hot and dry (at least lately). The problem is compounded by the fact that my recent construction (about 1 1/2 year old now) has horrible clay soil that dries to a brick very quickly. My backyard is way too big to water by hand and also way too big (thus expensive) to have sprinklers installed. So I'm looking for a low maintenance solution. My thought is to put Zoysia back there. I want to mix it with 10% microclover for even lower maintenance. What are your thoughts? I've never heard of anyone mixing these two. I realize clover is more on the cool season side and Zoysia is warm season. But they are both low maintenance and spreading. And here in the transition zone I figure they will be on about equal footing. Clover is also an attractive option for the back because I do not plan to use any herbicides back there as my family and dogs play there often.
Lastly, do you think Zenith will do well here or am I limited to Meyer? Seeding is a lot less work than plugging.