Helpful Gardening Tips
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How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Orchard Grass is well-liked by all kinds of animals
Orchard grass can be utilized as hay, pasture, or silage for livestock. It is well-liked by all kinds of animals. With alfalfa and Red Clover, orchard grass is among the most delicate grasses for pastures and hay.
In soils where it is well-adapted, Orchard grass' deep root system helps keep it from washing away during heavy rain.
This species is employed in grass-legume mixtures for highland game birds and preservation plantings as a nesting, broad-rearing, escape, and winter cover.
It grows to a height of 24-28 inches when watered or in a moister environment. There has been no sign of a vegetative spread. Orchardgrass is one of the first species to sprout up in the spring, and it thrives in excellent weather conditions because of this. Due to its extensive root system can also experience robust summer growth when the conditions are right. Each pound of orchard grass has 416,000 seeds.
According to research, Orchard grass thrives at a pH range of 5.8 to 7.0.
Orchard Grass grows to a height of 24-28 inches when watered or in a moister environment
Orchard grass should be cut at the boot stage for the initial cutting and then every 4 to 6 weeks, depending on regrowth, in irrigated and higher rainfall locations. Grazing in a circular pattern is the most efficient method for increasing yields, ensuring consistency, and ensuring product quality. Don't overgraze the fields in the spring, but don't under graze them either. Ensure the plants recover fast by leaving three- to four-inch stubble in the ground. It would help if you avoided late fall grazing to avoid depleting root supplies. Orchard grass should not be grazed until the second growing season's late summer or fall under dryland conditions. Overgrazing, especially in the seedling year, can cause severe damage to the plants. Use no more than half of the annual growth throughout the growing season and no more than 60% during the winter. As a result, this plant thrives in grazing rotations. Fertility management is the key to a successful orchard grass crop. If you want to increase forage yields in the late spring and summer, fertilizing the stand after the initial cutting or grazing is one option. Soil tests should guide fertilizer application.