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Growing grass June 23, 2011

Filed under: ranching — Piper Long @ 4:59 pm

You wouldn’t know it by looking at my garden, but sometimes, grass can be a challenging crop to produce on a ranch. The land may be too rocky, full of timber or consumed by huge clusters of weeds.

This mowed trail to the nearby pond is a good example of just how well grass grows when there are no trees or weeds to hinder it.

But the minute you get in the woods, the grass is considerably shorter and thinner. This wooded area is relatively new. The trees have grown up due to lack of maintenance and the grasses have diminished considerably.

We have our work cut out for us as we improve the land to make it more productive to supply the needs of our livestock. The weeds that were recently sprayed in the field below have already begun to turn and wilt.

Once we get the trees and weeds under control, regular spring burning should help us maintain our pastures.


One Response to “Growing grass”

  1. Pany Says:

    Very true,

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