Answer: Fall is a great time to do soil testing and prep so you'll be ready to plant when spring rolls around, but fall isn't the best time to establish a groundcover. Red clover is a short-lived plant, but it does reseed readily. It thrives in fertile, near-neutral pH soil, and does require regular irrigation until established. If you can't find seed locally in the spring, let us know, and we'll hook you up with a mail-order source.
To give your clover the best chance possible to compete with weeds, till a couple of times prior to sowing seed. This encourages weed seeds to sprout, and the next pass of tilling a few days later kills them. Best of luck!
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