My property has 2 small meadows on it. The first is about 1 acre and I want to plant it so as to primarily attract deer. The other 3 acre meadow has a nice mix of what looks to be native plants with lots of seeds and pods on last years growth.
john MO mentioned "purple prarie clover" as a good choice of clover for the midwest.
1 acre meadow: If I would hand sow this whole field with purple clover seed, on top of the snow, would it "take" or would I be wasting money and time? Soil has probably not been turned in a long time and I don't have a tractor at this time.
3 acre meadow: Appears to be a beatiful meadow and I would like to keep it as native as possible. Would it make sense to "spot plant" purple prarie clover in this field? Will the clover take over? (Looks like there might be a little too much goldenrod at this time)