Joe Hallmark wrote:Figured it was time for an update. We have experienced rain like I haven’t seen in my area. 90% of topsoil is washed away along with seed (2x). With the last flooding rain I even lost a lot of the subsoil and it is straight rock.
Even in the areas with less slope not a lot of the new grass is coming up very much with is very discouraging considering I doubled or tripled the recommended seed rate hoping to get a thick stand quickly.
On to the thistles. I pulled them up with about 15hrs worth of work. In the non pasture areas I cut them down to remove seed heads and left the root to hopefully help the soil.
I have not been able to get soil samples as of yet but it’s on the agenda when I return from work.
I’m at a loss of what to do in the areas where the subsoil is gone as there’s no dirt to even try to rehab. I make compost but nowhere near the amount to make a dent in a field.
Any suggestions or encouragement most definitely welcome.
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