This Week in Nellie Gail Ranch | March 4th
Stinging and Burning Nettle Weed Control
Ongoing control of weeds will be occurring through Spring on the trails. Consistent with our practice since June 2018 we use organic products to treat weeds such as Avenger Weed Killer, a natural citrus oil-based organic herbicide.
Stinging and Burning Nettle is one of the prevalent weeds being battled at this time by our trail crews. Horses and dogs don’t usually eat stinging nettle, however, if they brush up against it while walking or lie down or roll on the plant, glassy hairs from the plant’s leaves and stems cause a skin reaction and an intensely painful stinging sensation that may last 24 hours or more. The standard practice for our trail crews is to weed whip the taller nettles to reduce the height of the plant and spot spray the base of the weeds and adjacent remaining weeds to limit regrowth.
Equines and pets using trails should not be permitted to eat the stinging nettle or grasses or weeds in close proximity to them. Enjoy your time on the trail and the beautiful weather.
Help The Cause by Donating
The 5th Annual Blood drive is here and being held at Nellie Gail Ranch Clubhouse Parking lot on March 8th. Schedule your appointment today by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org, sponsor code NellieGail
March Pony Express Magazine
The March Pony Express is here. No need to wait for the newsletter to reach your mailbox, read the March Issue online today!