Paddocks that are worn, damaged and poached after a long wet winter can be brought back full with our over seeding and rejuvenation service.
Muddy and worn pastures are a common occurrence after the colder months, and as a landowner, it is essential to get them back into good condition for a productive year.
Our unique over seeding process
Unlike traditional pasture over seeding that can take many steps, our rejuvenation process combines harrowing, reseeding and rolling in one pass. This efficient over seeding technique allows paddocks to be managed more effectively and is far more efficient.than other methods..
Once reseeding has taken place, livestock can be put back onto the pasture, ensuring that your land is not put out of use.
Even if the ground in your paddock is in a particularly bad way, our rejuvenation process will still enable you to have a productive pasture.
Type of grass
Our over seeding it is not only highly efficient but also effective in ensuring the right seed is used for your land requirements.
There are many different types of grass seed available, but not all are suitable for reseeding or for the livestock that you may keep.
Grass is an essential element in building a healthy and productive pasture, which is why we do not just use a standard formula for each paddock.
When the right combination is sown it can provide a luscious pasture that is ideal fodder for grazing animals.
In the UK, the most common grasses include various types of ryegrass, cocksfoot, Timothy, red fescue and white clover.
Choosing the right grass will depend on the type and age of the livestock you hold, the time of year and the soil type. Once we have gathered this vital information we will select a combination that we know will be effective in producing the sward your pasture needs.
Time of year
Over seeding is best carried out in the early spring and autumn. Soil temperature should be above seven degrees centigrade. Summer months are not ideal as the existing grass may smother the new seedlings.
Reseeding earlier in the year will dramatically help in reducing weed competition.
Landowners will know, reseeding is a critical part of grassland management to ensure the pasture remains in good condition; reducing weeds and maintaining a high nutritional value to livestock.
When reseeding is proactive, you can expect to increase sward productivity by 15-25%, allowing for better grass quality, and more grazing days for livestock.
Contact the MC Country Services team today to discuss the state of your paddock, and let us help you get back in working order.