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Philip Marshall

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Re: ROW Vegetation control
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2019, 02:02:38 AM »
I was going to say much the same thing as Graham (1. "seed bombs" are made with clay, though we have plenty of that at Sheepscot, and 2. good wildflower seed mixes can be rather expensive), but he beat me to it!

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2019, 02:47:13 AM »
Depending on the location, the clay is rather deep, and there are 2 kinds. The top layer is usually brown and muddy. The clay below that is what I call marine clay. Gray and very dense. Low moisture. It is a bear to dig with our little machine, but can be done.
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Re: ROW Vegetation control
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2019, 09:43:19 PM »
I checked prices. Good wildflower mixes seem to cost around 100.00 for a 50lb bag.

It might be a nice gesture to coordinate with Midcoast Conservancy, Maine DEP, or U Maine Extension on choosing a mix that contains appropriate species for our area.

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« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2019, 10:58:53 PM »

It might be a nice gesture to coordinate with Midcoast Conservancy, Maine DEP, or[and] U Maine Extension on choosing a mix that contains appropriate species for our area.

I had the same thought.  Perhaps Midcoast Conservancy could be persuaded to sponsor this.  They would probably appreciate the publicity for their organization.

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Re: ROW Vegetation control
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2019, 12:20:22 AM »
How many decades would it take to mudball our way to a 3-mile right-of-way full of wildflowers?

Would this take the place of needing to mow?

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Re: ROW Vegetation control
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2019, 12:52:47 AM »
I expect that annual mowing would still be required.