Watercourse Management

A ditch after clearing

The cleaning out and clearing of ditches should be an essential part of your maintenance schedule.

Ditching will significantly improve the drainage of your fields and grassland, and help prevent flooding.

Additionally, if you have stock this process will also prolong your grazing season and help limit poaching and muddy patches on the land.

Consequently, the ground will be drier and your grass growth will be sustained for a far longer period. Properly drained fields will grow grass earlier in the season – and later too.

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