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post #11 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 07:24 AM
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Ya between golden rods and butter cups they were a menice to me. I had to till all of one field and replant grass.

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post #12 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 07:36 AM
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^Might need to apply some lime if you are dealing with buttercups, TRR.

Like others have said, there are a few reasons to mow pastures. I just did mine last week, it's looks so much nicer and cutting the weeds lets the grass underneath them thrive.

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post #13 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 08:41 AM
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The state agricultural agent told me the single best thing you can do for your pasture is mow it.

Mowing helps keep weeds under control and keeps the grass growing.

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post #14 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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if you need to mow that is a good thing. Means one more month without buying hay. Its when you dont need to mow you should worry.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-12-2012, 09:04 AM
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So true Joe. We've had a dry year so far, I am so very thankful mine are thriving enough to need mowed. I left 2 of ours untouched until last week, made good cattle hay for friends - they did the work and had 20 acres to bale for free.
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Who knew! This is all so very educational and I feel so much better about the grass being "gone" now! I'm excited to watch it grow back and see this "miracle" occur!

On the adorable side of things, I just went up there to check on Lacey and the little old people who own the property left a rubbermaid bin, labeled with "Lacey's Treats", filled with apples and carrots next to the gate.
They are TOO CUTE.

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