March 17, 2022

Aerating and Seeding the Horse Paddocks

Here in Bedford, New York, we’re expecting rain throughout most of today with temperatures in the 50s - good weather for the recent overseeding we did in my pastures.

I am very fortunate to have several paddocks where my horses and donkeys can graze. Late winter to early spring is the best time to overseed these areas. Yesterday, my outdoor grounds crew tackled two enclosures. These tasks can be done with a variety of tools depending on the size of the space. In the larger paddock, we used a 60-inch tow behind lawn aerator and then a commercial sized rotary-spin broadcast spreader. In the other, a Ryan walk-behind core aerator and manual seed spreader. All the equipment got the jobs done quickly and efficiently.

Enjoy these photos.