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Paddock repair with natural grazing mix

Maintaining horse paddocks

07 March 2024

Spring is on the way, so it's time to spruce up your pasture!
Before the grass starts growing too vigorously, it is a good time to reseed patches in your pasture that have been stripped or churned up over winter. A little extra grass seed spread in early spring can make a big difference to your grazing. There is not often any need to plough up and reseed from scratch - it is expensive, time consuming and can take even years to establish a strong turf.
Paddocks in need of a spruce up should be grazed down then harrowed to loosen the surface and iron out lumps or bumps. New seed can then be broadcast by hand, or drilled very shallow. Then, ideally, roll to establish good contact with the soil. Keep the horses off it for at least 6 weeks, until there is good growth.
March and April are good months to do this, by May and June, weeds and other grasses can be growing so vigorously that they shade out new growth. If you miss the spring time to reseed, there is another window in August and September, but avoid periods of dry weather.
Simple System Natural Grazing Mix is specially formulated for horses and ponies and is entirely ryegrass free. As well as native type grasses, it has herbs and legumes that are beneficial, deep rooting and add a wider range of nutrients as well as reducing or even eliminating the need for fertiliser. It also includes a favourite Simple System key ingredient - sainfoin.
Grazing can make soil acidic. This can be corrected with 5 bags to the acre of Natural Paddock Recovery, again supplied by Simple System. This can be applied at any time of year, when the grass is short and can be hand broadcast or spread with a standard fertiliser spinner.

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