Three Things Before First Turnout

Three Things Before First Turnout

Ah, spring….the snow is gone, the sun is shining, the grass is growing, the horses are licking their lips and pacing their paddocks waiting for you to open the gate and let them out on that beautiful, lush pasture you have limed and fertilized and protected all winter. Before you open that gate and let them run free, however, there are three things you must make sure are ready – the soil, the grass, and your horse.

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Heeled In Plants (aka what to do when it's still cold outside)

Heeled In Plants (aka what to do when it's still cold outside)

Was your plant appetite bigger than your time available for planting? Dig a shallow trench in your garden or bare soil, take the plants out of the bags, lay the roots in the trench, cover the roots well with soil, and use your heel or palms to tamp down the soil over the roots. Keep them moist and they'll hold until you're ready to plant. 

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