Frequently Asked Questions
What is the benefit of applying Suregrow in the autumn?
Applying Suregrow in late season will ensure a thicker sward over the winter months, resulting in less damage from poaching.
What is the best method of applying Suregrow and CSM?
For large areas ideally we would recommend applying with a tractor and fertiliser spreader, if you haven't got machinery speak to a friendly farmer!! For smaller areas or if you don't have access to agricultural machinery, Suregrow can be applied by hand or using a manual spreader available from garden centres.
How is Suregrow different from agricultural fertilisers?
Suregrow is specifically designed for horse and pony paddocks. Traditional agricultural fertilisers will cause the grass to grow very quickly, resulting in rich, lush pastures, not ideal for horses due to the risk of nutritional disorders. Suregrow is a slow release fertiliser which will steadily release nutrients over a three month period, ensuring a steady growth to thicken the sward.
Unlike agricultural fertiliser, Suregrow is made with a cereal based carrier, ensuring it is safe to use in horse paddocks.
I have half a bag of Suregrow/CSM left from last year, will it still be ok to use now?
Yes, as long as the bag has been stored under cover away from moisture the fertiliser will be fine to use this year. There is no shelf life on Suregrow as fertiliser doesn't degrade over time.
Why is potash not included in Suregrow?
For grazing grass potash is not required. Potash will only be required when using the field for hay/haylage to replace the nutrients lost.
How long should I keep my horses off the field once I have applied Suregrow/CSM?
Horses can be immediately turned out after the application of Suregrow. The formulation of Suregrow ensures it is safe for horses to graze, providing there is 50mm (2ins) of grass.
Is Suregrow suitable for fields grazed by other animals?
Yes, Suregrow can be safely applied to fields grazed by other livestock
How long after applying Suregrow should I see a difference in my grass?
This will depend on your grass and rain fall at the time of spreading, but you should see a difference in 3 to 4 weeks after application. Don't forget Suregrow is a slow release product.
I'm looking to apply Suregrow/CSM to my field but rain isn't forecast, should I still apply?
Yes, ideally rain is required to help Suregrow/CSM dissolve into the roots system but unfortunately we can't change the weather. However if rain isn't forecast this will not be a problem, a heavy dew will help the pellets to dissolve or failing that the pellets can safely remain on the surface until it rains. Suregrow is better on the field than missing when the rain does come.
Where can I buy your products?
Our products are available from numerous stockists. To find out if there is one near you please see the stockist section of our website. If we don't currently have a stockist near you, you may order Suregrow from our website.
Can I apply Suregrow to my hay fields?
Yes, Suregrow can be applied to hay fields, in this instance we would recommend using 6 bags per acre but potash should also be applied.
Will Suregrow/CSM help to control buttercups?
Both products will help thicken the sward which will restrict some weed growth. Buttercups are not easily eradicated and in heavy infestations spraying givers the best results.
Will Suregrow /CSM help to control clover?
Both products will help thicken the sward so the clover will have to compete with the grass. Clover does not like nitrogen so the nitrogen in Suregrow will help restrict clover growth.
I have ragwort in my paddock will Suregrow/CSM kill it?
Suregrow/CSM will not control ragwort. The only effective way is to either dig it out and burn it or use a chemical spray.
Should I use both Suregrow and CSM?
For the best results in grass quality and sward density use both products. They complement each other but can be used separately.
Can Suregrow and CSM be spread at the same time?
They can be applied on the same day but will have to be applied separately due to their different densities.