phil Johnson

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Thank you for your response. The ditch has to be weed whacked/mowed and though I hire that done mostly I would like some thing more maintenance friendly and provides a benefit. I recently received a hive ( that I will be building along with a second). Now with that on the horizon I would like to plant items that my friends will pollinate. Several of the plants listed on the link indicate good for pollinators. I have brush that is an eyesore so having pollinators, low maintenance and visually attractive location is ideal. Any other suggestions? Those being considered are Aurea, Mazus,Phlox stolonifera and Red Creeping Thyme. I will have to find a means to remove the brush and plant the above. I would like to add a little more to the mix. Feedback on any of the above is welcomed and appreciated. Would clover be recommended? Are the seeds mixed together? Broadcast seeded or raked in? Seeded in spring or fall? I see some use plugs in the spring. Should it be tilled?

Thank you in advance.

4 years ago
Hello. I've been reviewing the material here in this post and I would like your thoughts, experiences and critiques.  I would like to use cover crops to use in a ditch to eliminate weeds and grasses. It over grows and the maintenance in and of itself can be difficult. The location is in zone 6. In east central michigan. The ditch actually runs to Lake Huron. In the Spring it stays pretty wet and then grows over through late spring and summer. I have read that a mixture is best. Understood. So what mixture would consist of wet tolerant as well as heat tolerant for later on in July and August?  Are the seeds mixed togather? Broadcast seeded or raked in? Seeded in spring or fall? I would like something that will be a benefit to the environment as well as possible edible but def not a requirement . I would plant strawberries if they would displace the weeds and grasses. Thoughts?
4 years ago