Northern Restoration mix 1kg

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Description

There is a distinction between conservation and revegetation.   Revegetation is actively reintroducing material onto a site that either no longer occurs there naturally or is in such low occurrence that it cannot yield sufficient seed to permit natural recruitment of following generations.

Conservation, on the other hand, is more about retaining what is on site and undertaking steps to increase its occurrence. We suggest that people use native grasses as the first stage of a well-planned revegetation program that will span several years. Grasses are the primary colonisers of new landscapes. They hold the fresh and unstable soil together and in doing so they establish the soil conditions for the successful establishment of the secondary and tertiary colonizers, the shrubs and trees.

Grasses in this Mix

Silky Bluegrass (Dichanthium sericeum)

  • This grass prefers warmer, drier sties. It is adapted to a broad range of climatic types and soils.  Has a high drought & heat tolerance, moderate frost tolerance and most importantly a high grazing tolerance
  • It is also very good at recruiting new seedlings from earlier generations and will rapidly cover areas if soil conditions suit.

Giant Spear Grass (Heteropogon triticeus)

  • Giant Spear grass is among one of the taller non-bamboo grasses in Far North Queensland.
  • The stems (or more specifically culms) can get up to over two metres
  • Spear grass does not withstand waterlogging but may bear short periods of flooding.

Black Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus)

  • Black Spear grass grows on a range of soils types.
  • It is a significant pasture grass in Northern Australia and can be used to regenerate over grazed pastures.
  • This grass grows where there is a marked wet and dry season. It is a typical species of tropical and sub-tropical tall grasslands in Australia.
  • Seed will germinate when temperatures are between 25 oC and 30 oC.

Mix of Pitted Bluegrass (Bothriochloa decipiens) and Redgrass (Bothriochloa macra) 

  • Pitted Bluegrass is an important species in rehabilitation.  It is naturally widespread, common and establishes well from direct seeding on many soil types.
  • Red leg Grass is one of the native grasses that benefits from livestock grazing and is widespread in overgrazed
    pastures

Clustered Lovegrass (Eragrostis Elongata)

  • Clustered Lovegrass is a warm season perennial, fairly short lived that will grow to about 50cm high.
  • It is a good coloniser after rain, on a variety of soils, with good drainage.

Plains Grass (Austrostipa aristiglumis)

  • Plains grass is a warm season native perennial grass that will grow up to growing in tufts up to 2m tall.
  •  It does  quite well on soils with  it good moisture, high fertility, and neutral to alkaline soils.
  • Plains grass is particularly frost sensitive but drought tolerant.

Kangaroo Grass  (Themeda triandra)

  • Kangaroo grass is a common species on all soil types, from sand to heavy clays, and grows in soils of low to moderately high pH.
  • It is widely associated with revegetation due to its high persistence over many years.
Unfortunately due to quarantine restrictions this MIX is unavailable to Tasmania and Western Australia.

Product updated: 27/6/2024

TOLERANCES

  • High drought
  • High heat
  • High acidic soil
  • High frost

 

SOW RATE
1-7kg per acre 3-17kg per ha

BEST TIME TO SOW

With Irrigation – All year round

Without irrigation –  Sow from autumn to spring coinciding with rain

 

For our straightforward guide on how to sow native grass seeds check out our

Recommended Sow Guidelines

Our seed mixes all include vermiculite, a commonly used product in the horticultural sector in its exfoliated form. There are a few reasons we mix our seeds with vermiculite:

  • Native grasses come in all shapes and sizes which generally makes them harder to mix and distribute evenly. Vermiculite is a proven method for creating consistent mix that is substantially easier to sow.  It is also ideal for the germination of seeds because its water holding capacity makes it a excellent medium for direct contact with the seeds, creating a humid micro climate around the emerging seedlings preventing scorching or drying out.
  • It is also a great soil improver due to its aeration properties. This increases your soil structure and gives your seedlings a helping hand to have good root growth and its  exchange properties can absorb excess nutrients and release them slowly to the plants via the finest root hair
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