|Early Spring||Harrow, Fertilise, Seed Any poached Areas & Roll||
Harrowing will level off land, spread/breakup any horse droppings, remove dead material & Moss and aerate the soil to kick-start new growth
|Late Spring/Summer||Grass cutting/topping & Spraying (Weed Control)||Spraying - Selective weed control - Kill off any unwanted or poisonous weeds just leaving the grass.
|Late Summer/Autumn||Harrow & Roll, grass cutting|| Grass cutting - Maintain a good quality grass sward , Can be used as alternative to spraying (Must be done before seeding) & keeps areas tidy
Harrowing & Rolling – Tidy paddocks ready for the winter
|Winter||Cut hedges/Ditches, Strip graze, fencing & pick up poo droppings regally if possible
||Hedges - Cut back & tidy any hedges & ditches - This can only be done between September and February due to Nesting birds.
Fencing- Repair all fencing and separate larger areas into smaller paddocks for stock rotation.
Poo - Pick up regularly to reduce parasite. Also reduces selective grazing
Spring is the busy time to reap the benefits later in the year. If paddocks are left unattended they will only get worse and be harder to maintain in the long run!