From time to time the question arises is this fence mine and who has responsibility for keeping it up? The following are some recommendations and law from Colorado. Colorado law provides every property owner with the legal right but no obligation to fence property. The state’s fencing statute dates to the early 1880s and is […]
Native Grasses Prairie Sandreed Soil: Light Sandy Plains Season: Warm Description: Tall with stout rhizomatous roots, sod-forming, drought resistant Switch grass Light Soil: Alkaline, sandy to loam Season: Warm Description: Tall with strong rhizomatous roots. Large amounts of early forage. Becomes tough when mature. Sand Bluestem Soil:Light/Sandy Season: Warm Description: Tall with creeping rhizomes. Differs from Big Bluestem in its roots, […]
Successful grass stands are created by planning and managing the factors that are under our control, to offset the vagaries of weather. Late spring and summer are poor times for planting success, due to temperatures, hot winds and moisture levels of the soil. Preparing and planning to reduce competition from other plants and foragers for new grass seeded […]
In the last couple weeks, we have seen some precipitation. Rapidly moving thunderstorms with intense rain for a short period has been the norm across the Pikes Peak region. Rangeland is still green in August. A word of caution: All that’s green isn’t grass. When looking over your rangeland it looks green indicating something is […]
View and download fact sheets provided for the top most commonly found noxious weeds in our area, including pictures to aide in identification.
Learn how to control noxious weeds through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system.
Noxious weeds are invasive plants that require immediate attention because of their far-reaching environmental and economical impacts.
Hundreds of species of grasses can be found on the Eastern Plains. Many provide excellent forage, and do so year-around, whether on the ground or as hay.
Double El Conservation District has the grass seed available that is good for this region. Contact Us to submit your soil sample and receive the custom grass mix that is right for your land and needs.
By understanding the delicate balance and connection between horses, grass, manure, soil, and water, landowners can implement steps to enhance the health of their horses, pastureland and water sources.