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.

Overview

Paddocks that are worn, damaged and poached after a long, wet winter can be brought back full life with our overseeding 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.

Overseeding should also be a part of ongoing maintenance overtime for long term leys. Over a while, pasture and paddocks may become poached and thin due to many factors including, overgrazing, lousy drainage and neglect.  Long term leys should last for a period of to five years before they are ploughed up and resown. If this happens, it may be sometime before the field can be in full production again. Overseeding will prolong the life of pasture and paddocks and make it far more productive. There is no need for ploughing or cultivation, and the land is back in productive use in a matter of weeks. Overseeding farm stewardship schemes and field boundaries with our equipment is very efficient and economical.

Our unique overseeding process

Unlike traditional pasture overseeding that can take many steps, our rejuvenation process combines levelling, harrowing, reseeding and rolling in one pass.  Due to the efficiency of the one-pass system, reduce costs and ground compaction. Managing paddocks with this efficient overseeding technique allow paddocks to more effectively managed and are far more economical than other methods.

Land can be put back into use once reseeding has taken place.

Even if the ground in your paddock is in a particularly poor way, our rejuvenation process will still enable you to have a productive pasture.

Type of grass

Our overseeding is highly efficient, but also it is essential to ensure that you the right seed mix for your grazing 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.

Sowing the right combination is planted at the correct rate can provide a luscious pasture that is ideal fodder for grazing animals of all different types.

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.

Over Seeding
Over Seeding Services

Time of year

Overseeding is best carried out in the early spring and autumn as long as the soil temperature is above seven degrees centigrade. Summer months, June and July are not ideal as the existing grass may smother the new seedlings. Dry periods during these months are not perfect either. Reseeding earlier in the year or the autumn will dramatically help in reducing weed competition. Sowing clover in the spring will give extra forage in the late summer and autumn.

The benefits

Landowners will know, reseeding is a critical part of grassland management. Overseeding ensures 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.

Wildflowers

Overseeding wildflowers in meadows and stewardship schemes are done using the same machine and method.  Mixing grass seed will wildflowers will make sure that you have a productive, attractive ley.

If you are looking for any agricultural, equine or amenity overseeding or grassland rejuvenation in your area, please call us on 07721 366007 or use the form below to get a free no-obligation estimate.