Paddock topping is an extremely important part of paddock and grass land maintenance and should be carried out on a regular basis. Paddock topping cuts the tall, tough and unpalatable grass that livestock, particularly horses tend to leave ungrazed. Additionally, weeds are cut before they have time to go to seed and create a larger problem by germinating and spreading. Topping is a particularly good way of keeping ragwort, docks, buttercups and thistles in check. Paddock topping will also stimulate new growth in the grass and create a much thicker sward.
Why we use flail mowers
Flail mowers are an excellent way for topping paddocks. Flail mowers reduce cuttings to small pieces called mulch. The mulch will rot and break down faster than if cut with a conventional topper and leaves a tidier appearance. The grass density increases and uneven surfaces are levelled, as the mower is fitted with a large, heavy rear roller.
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