Alright all you pasture growing experts...
Help me out! LoL. I have approximately 4 acres fenced into 4 sections. One section, my horses are on all the time. Grass doesn't grow here, they eat it before it even thinks about popping up. The section behind that I let grow for about 2 weeks, then put them out on it for about 4 days, then close it back off so it can grow again.
The other 2 sections, my horses have not been on at all this year. Grass started growing in March. There are areas where the grass is thick and lush with clover, and other areas are nearly bare. The area's that have really great growth are the areas that the horses have pooped in the past. And of course, they don't like to eat out of those areas. They prefer the very short areas and ruin the roots.
Also, I've noticed there is some type of moss growing along the fence lines. All the way around the pasture.
We have spread grass seed over the pasture, and then kept the horses off of it, but the grass doesn't take off. What do I need to put on the pasture to ensure good, even growth of grass/clover mix? We've also used a liquid fertilizer over the whole thing and didn't notice a difference. There are weeds through it, but not as many as their used to be. We used a weed killer a few years ago.
Anyway, here are pictures. Hopefully someone has some ideas. In the pictures you can tell a major difference where the grass is growing very well, and where it's ummm....not.
It's so annoying because we cut part of our pasture out and took the fence down. Now we mow in that area, and the grass is all nice and even and if I don't mow for a few weeks, It's above my ankles! Why can't my pasture be like that?!?!
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