While it may look similar to other grasses in your paddocks, barley grass can cause big problems for your animals. Here’s six steps to take to avoid problems and eliminate barley grass from your property. 1. Identify and Map During Spring when the grass gets its distinctive seed head (images shown below), map out exactly […]
In this week’s video we’re in Hurstbridge doing some fencing for a horse property – repairs. Also preparing weed plans in Mickleham, Cottles Bridge, Yarrambat and Gisborne South.
This week I was lucky enough to be picked as the winner of the Monster Prize Draw on the Small Business Big Marketing Show podcast – a podcast that literally inspired me to start this business.
In this week’s video update we’re in Yarrambat (Nillumbik, Victoria) starting a multi-month improvement project. The land owner here has had an ongoing battle with capeweed, and asked us to come in to help remove the capeweed and replace it with something more visually appealing and useful.
Our fact sheet on managing Cape Weed / capeweed has been updated. Click here, or the image below to view the factsheet, or right click to save a copy. The fact sheet covers: the right weed spray for capeweed planting competition grass to beat it down how to manage or kill capeweed the annual cycle […]
With the rain we’ve had, and the heat to come – you’ve only got about a week to prevent mosquitos ruining your new year. Their eggs can hatch in as little as 24 hours.
Here’s this weeks video update – we’re getting ready for a warm start and wet end to the week in Nillumbik. We’ve been working through Hurstbridge and Cottles Bridge, and now getting our equipment ready for the next round.
We take delivery of the latest addition to our grass and lawn care fleet this week – a Greenfield 23-34 Commercial Fast-Cut. We’ll keep you update on how it’s going over at our review site – www.smallfarmadvice.com.au, and on this site. In the meantime, the Greenfield will be hard at work over coming months, tackling […]
Although we’re at the polar opposite time of year to planting pastures, now is the time to get your soil sampling done. Taking your samples through December and January gives you enough time to: Complete the sampling thoroughly and properly Get the samples sent away for testing Receive and interpret the report, and develop a […]
The Fire Danger Period commenced on November 19 in Nillumbik Shire. Which means it’s now time to slash or mow your grass, pasture, and (heaven forbid) weeds. Don’t forget the grass needs to be maintained below 10cm, for at least 10m around your boundary. And we need to keep it that way! It’s also important […]