Many areas in pastures are susceptible to severe damage between late fall and early spring. High traffic areas such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers are often bare and muddy this time of year.
To slow and reduce soil erosion, compaction, forage damage, and weed problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly. It is also beneficial for animal health to reduce muddy areas.
Both annual (Italian) and perennial ryegrass are good options when renovating these areas.