A blend of useful species for Horse Pasture Overseeding on any soil type. A very economical way to repair lightly damaged horse or pony paddocks without the requirement, restraints and/or cost of ploughing and reseeding. This mixture is also highly suitable as a general ‘top up’ for spring or autumn applications.
Best applied at 10 kilograms per acre via a broadcast spreader between harrowing and rolling operations as this sequence very effectively puts the seeds into intimate contact with the soil.
Timing is everything when it comes to seeding. The ground should not be hard and dry, too soft or wet. Ideally the seeds will be firmly in place just before rainfall when the ground is either warm or warming. On very free draining ground timing is not so essential and seeds may be applied earlier and late in the season however, when it comes to heavy clay soil, seeds must not sit in water logged conditions when the ground is relatively cool as emerging seedlings could easily damp off, from which they never recover.
CHAIN HARROW – SEED – ROLL
Horse Pasture Overseeding is suitable as part of the ongoing management required to maximise plant density within an equine grazing sward, maintain or increase grass production and/or minimise the risk of weed infestation of open poached or over grazed pasture. Grazing may continue as usual if the ground allows. In wetter conditions, or if the sward continues to be cut up, it would be best to remove the grazing animal/s (if possible) until favourable conditions return.
For severely damaged areas (conditions worse than our example picture) we strongly recommend treating the area as a complete reseed using a suitable Equine seeds mixture from our Horse and Pony range at the ‘per acre’ sowing rate to fully reinstate or improve the character, diversity and yield of the grazing sward.