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Old 11-11-2015, 06:43 PM
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Default How to re-claim a field?

I am looking at putting 2 holes in a "field". The area was probably a farm many years ago, but is now overgrown with chest high grass and weeds.
My plan is to mow with a DR mower before winter and again in the spring.
Anyone have any good advice, do's or don'ts?
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:53 PM
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Sounds like you're on the right track. The key to turning it back into a nice grassy field is just to keep mowing. Once you get the heavy stuff out of the way (and the DR should do a good job of that), it's just a matter of keeping up with it and the fluffy green grass you want will come back. Just be patient with it.
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Old 11-11-2015, 07:03 PM
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If any trees are coming up, pick the ones you want to keep. One day you'll be glad.
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If it were me i'd be careful how much mowing I do with that before I plan out all options. Maybe an island green mowed with a narrow fairway where grass is OB? I dunno, less mowing but maybe better golf? But if mowing is a must then listen to the advice above, and make sure to fill in holes so you don't lose a disc (badger holes, etc.).
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:07 PM
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Sounds like you're on the right track. The key to turning it back into a nice grassy field is just to keep mowing. Once you get the heavy stuff out of the way (and the DR should do a good job of that), it's just a matter of keeping up with it and the fluffy green grass you want will come back. Just be patient with it.
I figured this was probably the right process and was looking for positive feedback to be sure. Thanks JC17393
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I've seen courses use goats. They put up those orange plastic roll up temporary fences around one hole at a time and let the goats loose in there for a day or two in each.
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I would say your on the right path. I would also add that you should try to mow the fairway several times while everything is growing to slow and prevent weeds from overtaking the more liked and wanted grass.
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If there are any trees with large thorns (Black Locust), watch out for your tires. Unless they are flat free.
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Goats, cows, or horses with temporary fencing FTW
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:58 AM
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That stuff will be easily managed with a few mowings. Try to time some mowing to not allow the weeds to all go to seed.
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