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EQUINE PASTURE FOR CLAY SOIL

£4.52

An improved horse pasture blend more suited to cold, heavy clay soil.

Contents ( 1.00 kg )
  • 45% TODDINGTON certified Late Per. Ryegrass
  • 20% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 17% PRESTO certified Timothy
  • 10% JASPERINA certified Strong Fescue
  • 4% DASAS certified Rough Meadowgrass
  • 4% JOANNA certified Chewings Fescue
Contents per acre ( 14.00 kg )
  • 45% TODDINGTON certified Late Per. Ryegrass
  • 20% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 17% PRESTO certified Timothy
  • 10% JASPERINA certified Strong Fescue
  • 4% DASAS certified Rough Meadowgrass
  • 4% JOANNA certified Chewings Fescue
Contents per hectare ( 35.00 kg )
  • 45% TODDINGTON certified Late Per. Ryegrass
  • 20% PARDUS certified Meadow Fescue
  • 17% PRESTO certified Timothy
  • 10% JASPERINA certified Strong Fescue
  • 4% DASAS certified Rough Meadowgrass
  • 4% JOANNA certified Chewings Fescue
Contents ( 0.00 kg )
    SKU: GSS-EP7

    Horse Pasture Seed For Clay Soil produces:

    • Reliable establishment and ground cover
    • A resilient and durable grass sward
    • A good response to fertiliser inputs
    • Quality forage for grazing, haylage or hay
    • Excellent regrowth after cutting or grazing

    Managing horse pastures on cold, heavy or clay soil can prove difficult as grass growth and regrowth can be slow, particularly in early spring, due to naturally lower soil temperatures. This blend is based on Meadow Fescue and Timothy which were traditionally used for grass production on cold, wet ground in areas such as West Wales. With the post war introduction of artificial fertilisers, 100% ryegrass mixtures out performed all previous, more diverse blends to become the favoured choice for intensive, short term forage production however, 100% ryegrass is not always the best choice or indeed the most suited species for the more clay based soils.
    Horse Pasture Seed For Clay Soil is a take on the more traditional mixture but also includes a little late heading ryegrass for its tillering properties, as a buffer and bottom grass filler.
    The mixture establishes a closely knitted, durable, hardwearing grazing sward which provides a more suitable forage for equine grazing under less than ideal conditions.

    Sow at the full acre rate in late spring/early autumn or overseed at 10.00 kg per acre

    SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

    • The area/s to be sown should be cultivated to produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones, roots and any other loose debris.
    • Harrow or rake over the surface to create a thin layer of fine, loose soil (tilth) approximately 10- 25mm (1/2” – 1”) deep.
    • Evenly machine broadcast the horse pasture seeds at 14.00 kg per acre (35.00 kg per hectare 3.5 grams per square metre).
      Please allow double the seeding rate if sowing by hand.
    • After sowing, gently work the applied seeds into the loose tilth a little with a light harrow or firm rake.
    • Finally, use a light weight (for clay ground) to medium weight (free draining ground) flat roller to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the prepared seedbed.
    • This method ensures the horse pasture seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of the above helps to anchor the seeds in to position (so as not to float away during heavy or persistent rainfall) and to maintain persistent soil to seed moisture transfer for more even germination.Grass seeds may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation