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graham-j

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Canterbury Kent
Reseeding a paddock
« on: June 03, 2013, 01:39:05 pm »
Hi I have a paddock its on a slope,and the soil is extremely heavy clay.My geese were penned up on part of it overwinter,the have killed off the all ready thin grass and also dug holes in it.
I need to re seed it and advice on preparing the soil first and what seed to use would be greatly appreciated.I have a tractor and rotovater would this be the best way to go.

Graham.
Graham.

Still playing with tractors

  • Joined Jul 2012
  • Cumbernauld
  • You can never have enough HP
Re: Reseeding a paddock
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 12:23:02 pm »
Hi Graham,

In short no to the rotovator, for 2 reasons, 1 it will bring up the heavy clay to the top and smother the seeds and 2 grass needs a shallow seed be to form. its best to use a drill or over seeder unit such as the opico one combined with a spring tined harrow then roll.

I have been busy for one customer over the weekend repairing a padock that had been badly poached last year, they just got me to do the harrowing and rolling and they hand cast the seed to save cost. Simples!

If you need any more info just ask.

Alasdair

 

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