When to roll new grass& clover ley

Wigeon

Member
Arable Farmer
Not grown grass before, but got some in amongst the August storms. Too wet to roll at the time, and it's now up and doing nicely on the whole.

Inclination is to roll it either cambridge ( or flat if time) now, but dont want to damage clovers etc.

What is best practice on this? Seed beds were generally fine and level, but then got v wet v quickly. Drying now though obviously.

Many thanks!
 
Not grown grass before, but got some in amongst the August storms. Too wet to roll at the time, and it's now up and doing nicely on the whole.

Inclination is to roll it either cambridge ( or flat if time) now, but dont want to damage clovers etc.

What is best practice on this? Seed beds were generally fine and level, but then got v wet v quickly. Drying now though obviously.

Many thanks!
Are you going to graze it before Winter?
 

Simon Chiles

DD Moderator
Not grown grass before, but got some in amongst the August storms. Too wet to roll at the time, and it's now up and doing nicely on the whole.

Inclination is to roll it either cambridge ( or flat if time) now, but dont want to damage clovers etc.

What is best practice on this? Seed beds were generally fine and level, but then got v wet v quickly. Drying now though obviously.

Many thanks!
The rules for rolling grass are not before it has three true leaves on it and not after stem elongation. I doubt it’s got three true leaves on it already although you might get a chance later this autumn.
 

KB6930

Member
Location
Borders
I've done it just as it was coming up roughly 3 weeks after sowing because of the same reason you had to leave it with the flat roller on orders from someone else and thought I would kill all the clover but it was fine grass is pretty resilient stuff!!
 

Spencer

Member
Location
North West
Just done some here.. sown 2/3 weeks since, poured next day. Fine grass at one leaf struggling to put roots down!

It got rolled yesterday! Its got two chances now.. right or wrong time will tell.
 

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