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Pasture Grass Mixture
- Contains elite Forage Grasses
- Ideal for paddocks and pastures
- 100% Endophyte Free
- Easily digested by horses and other grazing animals
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Jonathan Green’s Pasture Grass Mixture contains elite forage grasses that are palatable and easy for grazing animals to digest. This is the ideal grass seed mixture for paddocks and pastures. Jonathan Green’s Pasture Mixture is the best choice for grazing horses and other livestock because these grasses are free of endophytes which have been known to cause illness in some grazing animals if the majority of their diet contains endophytic turfgrasses. This seed germinates 10-21 days.
For the best results, follow the directions below for establishing a new pasture / paddock or overseeding an existing one.
- Mow – Mow or bush hog the pasture at the lowest mower setting before seeding to allow the seed to reach the soil.
- Rake – Rake the seed lightly into the ground with a metal rake or for large pastures, a Rock or York rake.
- Maintain proper soil pH – Use a soil tester to check soil pH. Optimum soil pH should be between 6.2 to 7.0. For a pH below 6.2 use Jonathan Green MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Acidic & Hard Soil to rapidly increase pH. If the pH is above 7.0 use MAG-I-CAL® Plus for Alkaline & Hard Soil to rapidly decrease the soil pH.
- When to apply – The best time to apply seed is mid-August to mid-October while the ground is still warm and the nights are cooler. Mid-March through mid-May is the next best time to plant, when the soil temperature reaches 55º+ Fahrenheit and the temperature of the air stays consistently warm.
- Spread seed – Apply half of the seed with a large rotary tow-behind spreader, one designed for large acreage and uneven terrain. Broadcast half the seed in one direction (north to south) and the second half of the seed in the opposite direction (east to west). Do not bury the seed more than ¼ of an inch deep.
- Water – For best germination, water daily to keep the seedbed moist. Continue watering for a few weeks until the pasture grasses reach a height of 3 inches tall.
- Mow – Begin mowing when the new pasture grass is 3 inches tall. Make sure the mower has sharp blades. The benefits of mowing pastures include: better weed management, enhanced forage quality and reduction of grazing patterns.
- 25 lb Bag
- Covers up to 10,000 sq. ft.
- 50 lb Bag
- Covers up to 20,000 sq. ft.
Grass Type: Pasture Seeds
Grass Color: Green
Recommended Planting Months: For cool season grasses:
- Mid-August through mid-October
- Mid-March through mid-May
Sun Tolerance: Excellent
Shade Tolerance: Fair
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade (4 – 8 hours of sun)
Drought Tolerance: Good
Insect & Disease Resistance: Fair
High Traffic Tolerance: Good
Planting Depth: ¼ inches
Germination Time: 10 – 14 days
Grows in Florida sand., horses like it
It worked. We used it to overseed a sparse, partly shaded, clay soil paddock in lower Alabama last March. It gets only occasional horse grazing to kep the grass cut. We wanted better ground cover; more green, less erosion. We lightly harrowed, seeded, & harrowed again. Only rain for water. It came up in a couple of weeks and stayed green until fall, filled in like we wanted. The horses loved it when they could get at it.
I used it to overseed some thin areas where I have been battling an invasive weed. I waited until the forecast was for several rainy days in a row since I can’t irrigate. I had not expected quite the rainfall we got (from a hurricane), but it did not wash away and came up nicely despite 10 days of no rain after 4 days of constant rain. Unfortunately, the horses seem to love it and I’m hoping they don’t overgraze it before it really gets established (can’t isolate that area, either). I’ll be back for some more in the Spring, when we take them off the pasture and I won’t have the grazing problem. I do mix in a little more bluegrass seed for durability, but I do that with almost all of the pasture mixes.
Covers 44,000 over-seeding, and 22,000 sq feet if new pasture or lawn. We over-seeded a pasture, seemed to fine.
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