Re-seeding and Over seeding
I use a selection of high quality paddock mix grass seeds to ensure that any seeding or overseeding results in an improved ley and a dense sward of top quality grass.
Firstly thoroughly harrowing paddock followed by spreading grass seed.
Rolling should always be done after reseeding to ensure that the seed gains enough contact with the soil to give positive germination. Reseeding can take place when grass is growing and the soil is warm, usually from March through to late September.
Occasionally there will be a need to rotavate a paddock or field and plant a new ley of grass but the need can often be reduced or avoided by a regular regime of overseeding.
Overseeding introduces new grass seed to fill in bare or thin areas as well as thickening existing swards.
Overseeding builds resistance to disease and prevents weeds by introducing new and different strains of grass seed to replace plants that have been weakened or lost over time.
Overseeding will rapidly improve your paddocks appearance. Most grasses lose around 30% of their growth rate after the first year and continue to deteriorate at a similar rate over the following year. Overseeding with a good quality paddock mix will avoid this loss and keep your grass to a consistently high standard. You will normally witness seed germination in 7-10 days from Broadcasting, (depending on weather conditions).