Thanks Super Nova! I'm going to check them out. Ooh, and it looks like I've still got plenty of time to plant...some idiot called for possible snow next weekend! so...tired...of...this.
I have some big blue stem and my horses LOVE IT! it grows so luscious it just LOOKs awesome. I've heard some people call it Ice Cream grass and with good reason. your horses will love it. you can plant a small amt and it spreads about double every year (or it has at my place).You might check with your county extension agent for what grows best in your area. I haven't called on them, but I have visited with some folks OSU (that's OKLAHOMA's OSU) and plan on using a mixture of native grasses and bermuda grass that will be good on my sandy clay soil and our hot, dry summers. I'm too lazy to plant anything that will require more than routine mowing.
My thinking is some big and little bluestem, buffalo grass and indian grasses. Haven't decided on what variety of bermuda, yet.
Right now we have a pasture full of winter rye. It's the first green I've seen back there in 10 years. It had all grown up in trash trees and brush. Been working to clear it out, but it's been slow going. At least now I can see green, and the horses are loving it, and you can see them pout at the gate when we bring them back into the lot after letting them graze for a couple of hours...
Ah I see..Have to aerate the soil, it's hard pan, when you dig a post hole here, you better have some strength, it's like cement.