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Correctly managing your paddocks can make a big difference to the amount of grazing available for your horse. It’s common for the soil in paddock and pastures to become acidic, grazing by livestock, poor drainage and haylage/hay making all remove nutrients from the soil.

If these nutrients are not replaced it can cause poor quality grazing and over population of weeds as they will take hold of any poached or bare areas.

A soil test is essential when determining the pH of your soil, It is important to ascertain the pH level (it should be around 6 to 6.5) as this will determine the type, quantity and frequency of fertilisation required.


It is important to hire a professional as the wrong type, unnecessary application or applying excessive amounts of fertiliser will produce rich grass, which may cause colic, laminitis or obesity. Some fertilisers can result in the growth of dominant grasses resulting in the loss of biodiversity.


A soil sample is taken from different areas of the field in order to get an analysis of the whole field and the samples are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. We can then provide you with the results of the analysis, the recommendations on the type and quantities of nutrients which should be applied to the fields, and when.

The soil analysis also measures pH – arguably the most important result for a quality grass sward. Over time grazing animals and hay making change the pH of the soil causing it to become more acidic. The ideal pH for grass is 6-6.5 – soil with a lower pH will cause poor grass growth and often strong growth of weeds such as moss, nettles and buttercup.

Please call our team for expert advise, soil sampling and a free quotation.