I live in northern Michigan and have a small backyard that i would like to plant clover in this spring. the existing lawn is VERY sparce and the soil is quite sandy, also there is quite a bit of shade. My objective is to have a green back yard that doesn't need much maintenance and that looks rustic. Is there a certain method to planting clover? what kind should I plant? or is there a different type of ground cover that would be better? Thanks, J.T.M.