New horse property being built and I had the ag guy out - the lot is fescue (fine for my 2 geldings...no plans to breed or have foals, no mares)
Had soil tested and soil "needs" lime and fertilizer. The grass is thick and coming in now (turning green). Lot will be bushhogged when they start building and horses won't be moved to it until late summer. One of mine is a large pony - he can get fat on too much grass and we have to muzzle sometimes.
Do I even need to lime in this scenario and is the fertilizer to grow more, richer grass?? Do it next year in spring or maybe in fall? I board down the road so they are used to this grass. (all the same in this area)
Does liming need to be done yearly if the soil test calls for it?
The lot also has some brome (sp?) and thorn bushes growing which will need a safe broadleaf weed killer - I have some names of places that can do it safely for pastures and will definitely do that weeks before the horses come.
Builder will plant grass around the home itself for the yard and that area will be leveled of course for the build.