WHAT NOT TO DO OVER WINTER
PUGGING (ABOVE) is a major sin and sadly there are still people who don’t seem to appreciate that pugging wet soils does serious damage to the delicate crumb structure of the soil. Air can no longer circulate as it becomes waterlogged and the crumbs are smeared. It can take years for the soil to come back to life again.
ON THE LEFT is a good example of how you can break feed cattle onto grass without causing damage, by bringing a fence up behind cattle so they can’t trample pasture they’ve already grazed. You keep them moving them on quickly so pasture still has enough leaf to keep the plant healthy over winter in preparation for regrowth over spring.