Tussock Grass

$72.00$351.00 (GST Inc.)

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Additional Grass Information

SCIENTIFIC NAME

Poa labillardieri

SOILS

Tussock grass prefers moist well-drained soils, but will grow on slightly dry soils. It is not very well suited to growing on harsh shallow soils.

TOLERANCES 

  • Tolerates moderate salt winds
  • Tolerates full sun, but prefers dappled shade

USES

Because of its attractive form, Poa labillardieri is good for landscaping either as individual contrast plants or in massed plantings. It can also be used as fodder for grazing animals. While the volume of production is high, the quality of the fodder is not high.

SOWING

SOW RATE

1-3kg 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. Where there is no access to irrigation, sow from autumn to spring coincided with rain. 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.

BEST TIME TO SOW

Irrigation Sow all year round
No irrigation Sow from autumn to spring coincided with rain

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

Distribution Map

POA LAB

Poa labillardieri is found predominantly in the south-eastern regions of Australia from north of Brisbane to the Adelaide Hills in Red gum woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and riparian scrub.

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