Equine Pasture Mix - Long Term No Ryegrass - 70% ORGANIC
This is a more persistent, non-ryegrass mix providing good quality, diverse forage with a low sugar content. Although this mix will take a little longer to establish than a ryegrass based mix, it will provide a dense, resilient turf with balanced forage for grazing and hay. br> br>Research and experience has shown that rich pasture containing ryegrass can cause dietary issues such as stomach ulcers and laminitis in equines. Increasingly horse owners are opting to avoid sugary ryegrassesin thier paddocks altogether. Some ryegrasses can also become unproductive after 4-5 years. This more persistent, non-ryegrass mix is an alternative to our Standard Horse Pasture, providing good quality and diverse forage with a lower sugar content.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified LAURA ORGANIC meadow fescue||32.9||4.600|
|certified PARDUS meadow fescue||4.3||0.600|
|certified ATURO ORGANIC timothy||21.4||3.000|
|certified GONDOLIN ORGANIC creeping red fescue||15.7||2.200|
|certified EVORA smooth stalked meadow grass||14.3||2.000|
|certifed CARACTER red/chewings fescue||7.1||1.000|
|certified HIGHLAND common bentgrass||2.9||0.400|
|certified SOUTHLAND crested dogstail||1.4||0.200|
Creeping Red Fescue
Often known as Strong Red Fescue, this common grass, as its name implies, has creeping rhizomes . It has a more vigorous creeping habit than some similar species which can help to create a dense, hardwearing turf or sward. These shallow creeping roots help it to remain green even in drier soils.
Traditionally a grazing grass, which helps to fill out the base of the sward. This compact tufted perennial is found in abundance in sheep pastures. It is not aggressive and grows well late into the season when other grasses are giving up. It has good winter greenness but is inclined to produce wiry stems if not cut or grazed.
One of the larger fescues this is a valuable grazing grass which can also be made into hay. Recent thinking has altered the Latin so that the flat leaved fescues (meadow fescue and tall fescue) have been given their own genus, separate from the finer leaved fescues.
Red Fescue / Chewings Fescue
Also known as chewings fescue, this is a fine leaved, tufted grass. It is distinguished from creeping red fescue by its absence of creeping rhizomes. It remains dark green throughout most of the season.
Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
Found throughout the UK in meadows and traditional pastures. It is said to be one of the greenest grasses found growing in the early spring, and is an indicator of land that is well drained and in good heart. The species itself is palatable, and nutritional to livestock, often called one of the traditional 'sweet grasses'.
Possibly the most important and flexible grass species which is used both environmentally and agriculturally. It is a very common species found in pasture throughout the UK. It retains its verdure longer than most grasses and although similar to smaller cats tail, it is larger in size with wider leaves and a longer spike like panicle.