New to all of this. Improving my posture for Alpacas.
We have a paddock which has Alpacas in it. Recently we have thought about trying to improve the pasture. We have the alpacas mainly to keep the grass down and that they're nice to look at! We're not commercial in any way.
Anyhow, we're new to owning land and seemingly grass is not grass and there's a lot to learn. Before we bought the property the paddock had a solitary horse grazing it for over 5/ 10 years.
Where do we start in improving the pasture? There's a few thistles popping up, especially where they used to have a burning area, so no grass. Possibly not a good time of year to start this due to the current drought, but I thought it best to set the ball rolling for the future.
Is it best to plough it and reseed from scratch? Fertilise what we have? Best to get a tractor in one way or another I'd assume.
We have a bit of paspalum grass which I believe isn't the best.
First thoughts are to buy an Alpaca mix seed, aerate, fertilize and seed the paddock. Water and see what grows? But I guess I need to kill off the unwanted sections to start with?