View Full Version : Maintenance of future arena site

Jul. 13, 2010, 01:33 PM
They're just about done whacking down pine trees where I hope to build an arena one day. While they were here clearing for the barn, it made sense to do that also, even though I can't start on the arena yet.

So... what should I do with it? It's about 150x200 on a natural high spot. They're going to grade it with a crown running down the long center.

It will likely be at least a year before I start on the arena, I still have to do fences/shelters/barn.

If I plant grass, will I regret it later when I can't get rid of it in the arena? I think I have to plant something, it's slick clay and the erosion will be bad otherwise.

I'd love to use it for turnout, but see above re: slick clay, I'd probably have to do something to the footing, which doesn't make sense if I'm going to scrape it all off later.

Thanks for advice and ideas!

Jul. 13, 2010, 02:44 PM
I personallly would just do the clearing and then leave it as is till you are ready other wise you will have to spend money twice prepping it.