Whether you are re-instating a paddock, which has been scrub land or used for other agricultural purposes; or whether you need to add grass seeds to specific areas of your fields that may have been badly poached during the winter months, re-seeding is another activity which can be used to improve the quantity and quantity of future grass growth.
There are several types of grass seed that can be sown onto your fields. However, we tend to favour specialist pony paddock mixes, which will generally be hard wearing and will not produce overly lush grass.
Once grass seed has been spread, we will roll the ground so that germination of the seed is dramatically improved as it is pushed into the soil.
The best time of year to re-seed paddocks is usually in August – September. This allows the grass seeds to germinate and grow without having to compete against other weeds, which may be in the soil. By re-seeding at this time of year the plant will develop a good root structure, so that by the following spring, the plant is ready to spread and grow, thereby increasing the grass cover.