The snow is starting to recede in many parts of the United States and that means it is time to start prepping for the fall of 2014. Your food plots are meant to hold deer on your property all year long, not just during the season.
By now many green fields are thin after a harsh winter and deer foraging. It is with this fact that we employ what’s known as “Frost Seeding”. This has become one of the more effective ways of establishing turf during the spring months. In most parts of the country this process should take place from late February to the end of March.
The process is rather simple, you simply broadcast the seed by hand or use a spreader depending on the area you need to cover. The process works well when the ground is still relatively frozen. As the frost begins to leave the ground the soil expands in order to allow the moisture to leave. This process allows the seed to work its way into the soil and begin to germinate. As spring temperature rise the plants begin to grow.
If you’re in a position to water the field it is recommended to keep the surface damp. If not the spring rains should lead to a health stand of grass in a few short weeks.
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