Paddock Care

A range of services to enable the paddock manager or landowner to get optimum production from your grassland:

  • Topping
  • Weed and moss spraying
  • Seeding and overseeding
  • Fertiliser application
  • Pasture slitting
  • Harrowing

 

See ‘Ragwort & Weed Control’ and ‘Haymaking’ below.

Preparing Seedbed
Seeding a Paddock
Small Seed Drill

Ragwort & Weed Control

At Grass Solutions we handle all aspects of weed control.

Ragwort is one of the most dangerous and most difficult problems – it never really seems to disappear from our countryside and it seems more prevalent than ever. With all the mild and wet winters we keep getting – be on the look out in your paddocks. Ragwort is only going to get worse.

If you have a serious infestation of this noxious weed you do need to be planning your control measures. You cannot wait until the last minute and call “help” for some spraying – you will have a minimum of 6 weeks withdrawal from grazing to contend with – “where will I put my horses for six weeks!!”

Why do I need 6 weeks withdrawal? When the ragwort has been sprayed and starts to die two things happen. Firstly ‘the sugars’ in the dying plants become more concentrated, so it becomes more palatable. Secondly the herbicide used to kill the ragwort ‘grows it to death’ – it looks like it is growing faster, but very quickly will grow very pale, tall and twisted and very soon after this starts to die back. Having alternative grazing is imperative.

Contact us – we can help.

Haymaking

Grass Solutions are major producers of hay in the Framlingham area. Making hay to both go into our barn and also contract baling hay for customers own use. We distribute our hay to mainly horse owners – livery yards and stables throughout the winter months. Our contract hay making usually involves growing the grass, cutting, baling and stacking into customers barns.

The crimper and the tedder we use allow us to dry and make hay quickly ensuring we have a good quality product to sell. Please see images and videos to see the production.

As well as small conventional bales we can also produce round and big bales for sale as well as straw.

Mowing
Crimping
Baling
Baling
Stacking
Tractor Loading

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