Suregrow Horse and Pony Fertiliser – FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I use Suregrow Horse and Pony paddock Fertiliser?
It is recommended that you should use Suregrow one or two times a year to support your paddocks through out its growth cycle. initially in March/ April time, then in September/October. 4 x 20kg bags are recommended an acre.
How is Suregrow Fertiliser different from agricultural fertilisers?
Suregrow is specifically designed for horse and pony paddocks. Traditional agricultural fertilisers will cause the grass to grow very quickly, resulting in rich, lush pastures, not ideal for horses due to the risk of nutritional disorders. Suregrow is a slow release fertiliser which will steadily release nutrients over a three month period, ensuring a steady growth to thicken the sward.
Unlike agricultural fertiliser, Suregrow is made with a cereal based carrier, ensuring it is safe to use in horse paddocks.
How long should I keep my horses off the field once I have applied Suregrow Fertiliser?
Horses can be immediately turned out after the application. The product formulation ensures they are safe for horses to graze, providing there is 50mm (2ins) of grass.
I’m looking to apply Suregrow Fertiliser to my field but rain isn’t forecast, should I still apply?
Yes, ideally rain is required to help Suregrow dissolve into the roots system but unfortunately we can’t change the weather. However if rain isn’t forecast this will not be a problem, a heavy dew will help the pellets to dissolve or failing that the pellets can safely remain on the surface until it rains. Suregrow is better on the field than missing when the rain does come.
Can I apply Suregrow Fertiliser to my hay fields?
Yes, Suregrow can be applied to hay fields, in this instance we would recommend using 6 bags per acre but potash should also be applied.
Is Suregrow Fertiliser suitable for fields grazed by other animals?
Yes, Suregrow can be safely applied to fields grazed by other livestock
How long after applying Suregrow should I see a difference in my grass?
This will depend on your grass and rain fall at the time of spreading, but you should see a difference in 3 to 4 weeks after application. Don’t forget Suregrow is a slow release product.
What is the best method of applying Suregrow Fertiliser?
For large areas ideally we would recommend applying with a tractor and fertiliser spreader, if you haven’t got machinery speak to a friendly farmer!! For smaller areas or if you don’t have access to agricultural machinery, Suregrow can be applied by hand.
I have half a bag of Suregrow Fertiliser left from last year, will it still be ok to use now?
Yes, as long as the bag has been stored under cover away from moisture the fertiliser will be fine to use this year. There is no shelf life on Suregrow.
Why is potash not included in Suregrow Fertiliser?
For grazing grass potash is not required. Potash will only be required when using the field for hay/haylage to replace the nutrients lost.
What is the benefit of applying Suregrow Fertiliser in the autumn?
Applying Suregrow in late season will ensure a thicker sward over the winter months, resulting in less damage from poaching.
Will Suregrow Fertiliser help to control buttercups?
Suregrow will help thicken the sward which will restrict some weed growth. Buttercups are not easily eradicated and in heavy infestations spraying gives the best results.
Will Suregrow Fertiliser help to control clover?
Suregrow will help thicken the sward so the clover will have to compete with the grass. Clover does not like nitrogen so the nitrogen in Suregrow will help restrict clover growth.
I have ragwort in my paddock will Suregrow Fertiliser kill it?
Suregrow will not control ragwort. The only effective way is to either dig it out and burn it or use a chemical spray.
How can I buy Suregrow Horse and pony fertilizer?
Follow this link through to the product on our website.