Lindsay Cotterall – Paddock Bio Green

I have owned the 2 acres for about 25 years. Before I purchased it cows and sheep had grazed on it. No fertilizers had been used.

About 7 years ago I used a recommended mineral supplement for the land which promoted growth of grass along with the weeds.  It did not look healthy or vibrant and the benefits were short lived. This is the only treatment it has received and the occasional grazing by sheep for about 2 weeks at the end of the grazing season so late Autumn, but only if the ground was dry enough.

The ground had been grazed very low by the horses then thoroughly harrowed.

Bulbous and Creeping buttercups and docks were taking over the field and there were areas of moss and the ground was quite poached in places.  All traces of dung beetles and worms had gone.

After just one spray of Paddock Bio Green.  Very quickly we had dandelions which I am delighted about as they are so high in nutritional value, we then had mushrooms for the first time for several years now.  The poached areas are showing clover and grass growth and different grasses are beginning to come through that have been suffocated by creeping buttercups.  The new growth of plants are now competing very well against the negative ones and in some places are now dominant.  This has enabled me to combine good grazing time into the horses track management system into September!  We also have a growing number of dung beetles and worms!