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. Native Seeds provides seed for revegetation of sites that have little or no desirable plant cover.
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:
- This grass is well known as having a high tolerance to drought, poor soils and high temperature.
- The foliage grows from 10 to 30 cm high with stems reaching from 0.5 to 1.5 metres depending on the species
- Most species flower in spring, while some flower from late winter to early summer.
Windmill Grass (Chloris truncata)
- This grass is a valuable soil stabiliser.
- It is a useful cover crop for other warm season perennial grasses as it establishes quickly with spring rain.
- Windmill grass can produce valuable and palatable fodder when it is actively growing.
- This makes it useful for roadsides, easements and for passive recreation. It can also work well in horticulture for areas that need a summer active ground cover that will not grow very tall.
- Silky Bluegrass grows in all states of Australia, but it grows principally in the northern states of Australia.
- It has a beautiful tufted erect perennial grass to 80 cm high with blue foliage.
- Moderate frost tolerance, High drought and heat tolerance, also high grazing tolerance
- Weeping grass is one of the only native grasses that can grow is little to no direct sunlight making it perfect for shaded areas you can’t get any other grass growing in.
- It has high drought tolerance, medium salt tolerance, and high shade tolerance, high frost tolerance.
- This grass is also really strong at self-seeding and because it is perennial you can let it go and thick up over time.
- This grass also grows on a range of soils but prefers sandy soils with a pH level of slightly acidic
- Our Oxley Wallaby grass has been bred to only grow to around 15cm tall.
- Wallaby is one of the most resilient native grasses.
- It has high drought & heat tolerance, as well as a high frost tolerance.
- Wallaby can grow on most soil types from sandy soils with varying levels of clay.
- Wallaby grass is also tolerant to soils that are alkaline to highly acidic.
- 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 this can not be sold in TAS or WA due to the quarantine restrictions with Windmill Grass.