If you've been in a drought and the ground is really dry, it won't work. The seed won't take and you won't even be able to drill it into the ground.
Thank you for the feedback! We have finally gotten rain, quite a bit actually, in the last couple of weeks. I can certainly wait for spring after the ground thaws as well. Any thoughts in general of using the drill without discing?If you've been in a drought and the ground is really dry, it won't work. The seed won't take and you won't even be able to drill it into the ground.
I'm not saying it won't work because I'm speculating, I'm saying it won't work because I've been there, done that, got the shirt, and lost a lot of money in this situation...trying to drill into rock hard ground in drought. The drill wouldn't even cut the surface. I don't want to waste the OP's money. If he gets some rain and the ground softens, it will be better.it wont work..........when someone tells me that ,i usually have to prove them wrong Get the drill out and plant seed It wont do anything in the bag let us know how it turns out
Broadcast the seed and drag it over with a chain drag. Make sure you do it with rain on the way, or the seed will just lay dormant until you get some moisture. Most pasture grass seed doesn't tolerate being drilled in very deep.