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Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Harrow or roll first?
« on: April 20, 2016, 07:34:10 pm »
The field that the horses have been in all winter needs harrowed and rolled but not sure which to do first, the area where the hay feeder is and around the gates is just drying out mud and any grassy bits have loads of poo on them.
Anne
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Harrow or roll first?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 08:17:55 pm »
Harrowing will help to level the field before rolling with poached areas.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Harrow or roll first?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2016, 09:03:14 pm »
And if you are going to overseed, do it inbetween, then the roller will press the seed into contact with the soil.

Daisys Mum

  • Joined May 2009
  • Scottish Borders
Re: Harrow or roll first?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 09:38:35 pm »
Thank you both, hopefully the weather will stay dry enough to get it done soon  :thumbsup:
Anne

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Harrow or roll first?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 09:27:47 am »
Thank you both, hopefully the weather will stay dry enough to get it done soon  :thumbsup:

So dry here we're getting dust storms off the fields being cultivated  :eyelashes:

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: Harrow or roll first?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 01:56:17 pm »
Roll it flat then harrow.  Otherwise you'll just be harrowing lumps of mud (if your poaching is bad).

 

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