Everything you need for maintaining a grazed paddock.
Paddocks are vital areas that need maintenance throughout the year. This is as a result of them being essential for grazing livestock and horses. At ProGreen, our FACTS and BASIS qualified advisors have many years experience so are able to offer the best advice to help keep paddocks in good health which then, in turn, benefits grazing animals. Learn more about paddock maintenance below.
Where to start
As paddock maintenance is important all year round, it is vital to get a plan in place as to what needs to get sorted and when so that you are on top of what’s going on. It can be tricky to know when is the best time to sow grass seed or apply fertilisers and weed control products. On top of this, making sure that what you are doing is going to actually benefit the paddock you are treating and the animals that will be grazing it is key. This is where we are here to help.
Using paddock fertilisers is necessary to ensure that your grass continues to grow healthily. Not only are our fertilisers tailored for soil nutrition, they also have your grazing animals in mind – many of the fertiliser blends that we offer such as the Tiger Complete Paddock Fertiliser for use in paddocks are designed to help reduce the risk of laminitis in horses! If you are needing large quantities of paddock fertiliser we have a variety of blends available in bulk bag sizes.
Paddock Grass Seeds
There are a variety of different grazing and paddock grass seed mixes to choose from all of which are designed with grass fescues that are ideal for seeding paddocks. Different paddock blends help target certain needs such as grass seed for paddock repair, overseeding, seeding new paddocks, as well as specific paddock seed for areas such as clay and sandy soils.
Paddock Weed Control
If you are looking to control weeds growing within your paddock, then our wide range of selective weed control for use in grassland and paddocks will help tackle the weeds while leaving the grass unharmed. We have many well-known and popular products among our range such as PastureMaster and Envy.
Paddock Maintenance Equipment
When maintaining a paddock it is important to consider the types of equipment that you may need. As it is most likely quite a large area that you are needing to look after, larger pieces of equipment would be required to help make the jobs much easier to complete. We offer a wide range of larger pieces of equipment such as our tractor mounted spreaders, towable spreaders, ATV sprayer tanks and tractor sprayers. As well as equipment to help apply your products, we also have a wide range of PPE to keep you safe while keeping up with your paddock maintenance. From coveralls and gloves to face shields and masks we have what you will need.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are many commonly asked questions surrounding the maintenance of paddocks. Here are a few of the most common with our expert answers!
Q. How long should a paddock be rested?
A. A paddock should be rested for a minimum of 3-4 weeks after heavy use to give the grass a chance to repair and rejuvenate.
Q. What types of weeds commonly affect paddocks and how can I effectively control them?
A. There are many different weeds that affect paddocks such as docks, nettles, ragwort and buttercup. As there are many different weed species that affect paddocks there are a variety of different weed control products that we supply that target different weeds. Explore our how to guides to find out the ideal products for the weeds you have.
Q. How to get rid of docks in paddocks?
A. Docks are a very common occurrence in paddocks and something that should be controlled as it takes away from the valuable grazing space available to animals. The best method is to gain control through weed control products. Explore our Controlling Docks Guide to find out what we would recommend for this problem.