What is bee turf? Do you intend to keep bees?
Do you mean a micro-clover seeding or a similar mini-clover or white Dutch clover?
Maybe black medic or alsike clover?
I do not know of any special preparation. I am sure you need to kill some or most of the grass to reduce competition from the grass. Maybe a very short mowing or scalp would be enough to allow the clover to take hold. The seeds are small--I am thinking I have seen a rate of 5 pounds per acre suggested.
Probably need a soil test and lime to bring the pH up to slightly alkaline. Do not fertilize with nitrogen--apply phosphorus and potassium.
Not sure--I think clover needs good drainage and full sunlight.
How far north? Winter kill could happen if you have extreme cold. Will soil freeze deeply?
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Bee Turf is a lawn replacement blended from mixed clovers and low-growing wildflowers that was developed by West Coast Seeds in partnership with the City of Richmond, BC. It is intended to replace lawn in urban settings in order to reduce maintenance costs and increase habitat and forage for pollinators.
I hope this works out OK. We have a few acres of wildflower meadow at our local botanic garden. At times tall foreign weeds can grow up. Need hand pulling or cutting. Mostly not mowed--except in spring about mid-April before new growth has started. You may need to go over it every year and check for undesirable weeds thistle, and weed trees--to remove. Tall grasses, too.
I am not sure whether the seeds you have are perennials or self-seeding annuals. Don't be afraid to add a few annuals or perennial flower plants every year to add some additional color and variety. Sunflowers, zinnias, rudbeckia?
Let us know what happens--get pictures please!
It is a bit odd, according to the West Coast seeds description, their bee mixture includes perennial ryegrass and sheep fescue grass.
Keep in mind that non-grass turf lawns can accumulate a lot of weeds--(dandelions, for instance), and these have to be removed by hand. Broadleaf weed control cannot be applied, of course.
Butyrac will kill everything except clover (and grass), but I am sure you are not planning on that.