Soil that is lacking in nutrients and impoverished will not only produce little grass of a poor quality, but will also allow weeds to compete with the grass. It may also risk inducing nutritional problems for the grazing animal. Analysis of the soil is essential to accurately identify how healthy the soil is and what nutrients it may be lacking.
A soil sample is taken from different areas of the field in order to get an analysis of the whole field and the samples are then sent to a laboratory for analysis. We can then provide you with the results of the analysis, the recommendations on the type and quantities of nutrients which should be applied to the fields, and when.
The soil analysis also measures pH - arguably the most important result for a quality grass sward. Over time grazing animals and hay making change the pH of the soil causing it to become more acidic. The ideal pH for grass is 6-6.5 - soil with a lower pH will cause poor grass growth and often strong growth of weeds such as moss, nettles and buttercup.
“I am pleased to recommend The Green Field Company. The maintenance work he carried out on our fields was completed with care to a high standard. Tristan is professional, knowledgeable and reliable. I will use their services again in the future.”
“We are so impressed with the results of your hard work on our fields, it is great to have found somebody who shows such pride in their work and the thorough way in which you carried out the harrowing, rolling and spraying I only wish you were in charge of the rain!!
Thank you also for being patient with all the questions we asked but it is wonderful to talk to somebody with your experience and knowledge who is happy to offer such good advice. See you in the Autumn for the hedging.”
Colin & Nicky Hannan
“I contacted The Green Field Company about my small paddock which had been neglected for a couple of years and Tristan came and viewed the disaster and a few days later returned with the necessary machinery, performing the task quickly, efficiently and with the minimum of mess or damage to the ground. A job well done at a very reasonable cost.”
“The flexibility of the equipment used meant that my difficult field was easily accessed. Despite a history of neglect, Tristan had my field looking presentable in a short space of time - and for a very reasonable rate.”