Northern Revegetation

$149.00 (GST Inc.)

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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.

SOWING

SOW RATE
3-5kg per acre 9-12kg per ha

SOWING GUIDELINES

  1. For best results try to ensure that the seed bed is weed free. Native grasses are slow growers and effective weed control is highly desirable.
  2. It is also incredibly helpful to know the pH levels of your soil so take soil sample to test your soil pH level, following test kit instructions.
  3. While the soil is under preparation, it is a good idea to sow a few seeds into a sterile seed raising mix to be kept moist until germination. This will allow for easier identification of lawn seedlings once the lawn is sown.
  4. Before sowing, the soil surface should be loosened with either a rake or harrows to ensure adequate seed to soil contact.
  5. No fertiliser is necessary. in particular, avoid any phosphate-based fertilisers. the addition of organic matter however will add to a successful result.
  6. Spread the seed evenly over the prepared surface and rake it in, so it is lightly covered. Seed sown deeper than 15 mm may not germinate.
  7. Where possible, try rolling the area as it lightly presses soil particles together and ensures grass seeds are in contact with the soil. This will eliminate air pockets that could interfere with seed germination and growth and a rolled seedbed also holds moisture longer.
  8. If there is access to irrigation, for the first three weeks, water approximately 2-3 times a week, taking into account the weather. It is important after sowing grass seed to ensure seeds do not dry out.
  9. Use the sown seed sample to help identify grass seedlings from weeds.

Unfortunately due to Quarantine restrictions this product is not available to Western Australia

Grasses In The Mix

Scent Top Grass (Capillipedium spicigerum)

  • Commonly known as for the fresh fruity aroma of the crushed foliage,
  • It is great warm season re-vegetation grass as it grows tall and can tower over weeds.
  • Great habitat grass for native birds and insects

Silky top Lemon Scented Grass (Cymbopogon obtectus)

  • This grass is usually found located on the edge of the floodplains and has a high drought and heat tolerance
  • It is able to grow on a wide range of soils from sand to loam to clay and is common on poor soils of low fertility.

Silky Bluegrass (Dichanthium sericeum)

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

Burra Weeping grass (Microlaena Stipoides var. Burra)

  • The weeping grass is one of my favourites. It 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.

Distribution Map

NORTHERN REVEGETATION MAP

Additional Sowing Agent

What is a Vermiculite mix?

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.
  • Vermiculite is ideal for the germination of seeds because its water holding capacity make it a excellent medium for direct contact with the seeds. Vermiculite helps create a humid micro climate around the emerging seedlings preventing scorching or drying out
  • Vermiculite is 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
  • Vermiculite’s exchange properties can absorb excess nutrients and release them slowly to the plants via the finest root hair
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