I would like to allow our orchard grass pasture to go to seed to help...

Asked June 3, 2015, 2:20 PM EDT

I would like to allow our orchard grass pasture to go to seed to help reestablish itself. After what date is it safe to mow it if I want it to go to seed?

Licking County Ohio

1 Response

After the plant produces seeds it can be mowed. Many factors are involved, but generally by late June - early July the plants will have gone to seed.

Have you considered, rather than letting the plants go to seed & having lower forage quality, applying fertilizer to boost grass growth and production?


Chris Zoller
Extension Educator, ANR
Tuscarawas County