Grass Cutting/Topping & Strimming
With our 1.8m Wessex Flail we can cut any time of paddocks including the highest of grass which normal lawnmowers just wouldn't be able to cut! By using a flail it repeatedly cuts the debris reducing it in size so it can be left in situ to rot away and speeds up the process. It also has a built in roller for a lawn like finish.
Not only does topping reduce excess forage and encourages palatable forage for horses, it can also be used as an alternative (suppressant) to spraying to stop weeds going into seed.
For large weed infestations that are to be sprayed we may also recommend that the paddock is topped, then the regrowth is then sprayed to gain maximum results as weeds would be targeted in earlier growth stages.
Please note: Animals must be kept off after the paddock has been cut until the fermentation process has completed or if any poisonous plants are present such as ragwort then all debris must have totally disappeared before allowing grazing. Unfortunately once ragwort is killed it becomes more palatable to horses.