Mecosta County, Michigan

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Apply lime this spring, or wait until fall?

I know standard practice is to lime in the fall and let it soak in over winter and seed in the spring but we recently inherited our farm, and are just now able to do some work on it. We would like to seed in a alfalfa grass hay field this spring.

I just got soil test results back. Soil PH is 6.4, lime index 69, and calling for 1 ton/acre. My question is; Can I lime my field, plow it in, and plant a alfalfa-grass seed mix with good results, or am I just wasting money? Should I wait until next fall?


Mecosta County MI almost 3 years ago

new lawn

septic work done- need to reseed . Now have 3 to 4 inches of brought in top soil on top of sand (had to haul in sand for drainfield drainage problems). Do I need to fertilize the top soil before I lay down the seed?


Mecosta County MI lawns and turf horticulture over 6 years ago

Is this a gypsy moth caterpillar?

As above. See attached photo.



Mecosta County MI gypsy moth management 7 months ago


Does the Zoning Enabling Act require an affidavit of publicaiton from the newspaper?


Mecosta County MI zoning due process steps to adopt zoning almost 7 years ago

Can you help identify these?

I have two plants in my garden in my west Michigan cabin any idea what they might be? Wildflower/grass or weeds?


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Mecosta County MI plant identification 7 months ago

Change in Boxwoods

This is a 2 part question. #1-When I was here 3 wks ago clearing out the fall leaves, my Boxwoods were green. Now they look like they're dying. I believe we've had a fair amount of rain this Spring, so what is the problem? (It's sandy soil in this area) I do have some Jobes tree & shrub plant spikes I can use? #2-You may notice the ground is all dirt around there. We think it's because of all the shade but it has gotten worse over the years. We've tried seed, watering & not walking on it but it didn't take. Other than removing a layer of dirt (because the ground is packed hard now), putting down some topsoil & seeding/laying sod, do you have another suggestion? As always, I appreciate your knowledge & quick response! Thank you, Carol


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Mecosta County MI 9 months ago

Young peach tree issue

Hello! I have a couple of young (6-feet) peach trees that I planted this spring. They were doing well until the past couple of weeks. Some of the leaves at the top of the trees have tiny holes in them and some of the leaves are yellowing. In addition, both trees have tiny peaches on them, but on one of the trees the peaches are withering, and on the other there are a few tiny holes. I researched peach tree issues online, but there were so many possibilities that I don't know what I should do. Any information and suggestions you could give me would be wonderful. Thank you very much for your help!


Mecosta County MI over 1 year ago

What is this vine

This vine prefers to climb but will grow along the ground until it reaches something to climb. Prefers the shade. Stem gets no bigger than a pencil. Very thick growth and spreads very fast. Kills things it climbs. Starts over new each year. Gets pods on it that break open. Has a stinky smell. What is it and how do I kill it/ prevent it from coming back?


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Mecosta County MI over 3 years ago

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