PET Pastures

Dedicated to providing first class equine grazing.

  • ALL YEAR ROUND TASKS

    ALL YEAR ROUND TASKS

    • Soil sample for pH (it should be around 6 to 6.5) and nutrient levels to assess what is required

    • Pick up droppings to reduce parasitic burden and prevent selective grazing

    SPRING

    • Chain harrow, aerating and rolling to promote healthy grass growth and level poached areas

    LATE SPRING, SUMMER

    • Fertilise and lime according to soil samples

    • Control weeds such as buttercups, docks, thistles and nettles and first and third ragwort spray

    • Topping to encourage new leaf growth and increased sward density

    LATE SUMMER, EARLY AUTUMN

    • Weed control, as there will be another flush of weeds in August/September

    • Second spray for ragwort

    • Topping, as and where required

    • Harrowing and overseeding. If paddocks are to be closed up over winter, this will prepare them for a good start in spring

    WINTER

    • Paddock rotation if possible. If not consider a sacrifice paddock or installing a bark turn-out area

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