Four Tips for Revegetation Programs

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Forking the vegetable patch

Soil preparation is vital to successful revegetation encouraging the development and survival of tube stock. This involves soil conditioning, weed control, erosion prevention and correct planting techniques.   When preparing your revegetation site, here’s four things you need to do:

1) Weed Control

Spray and remove the revegetation site of weeds. Weeds will compete for nutrients and water against your tube stock. You must reduce the competition the tube stock will face to give them the greatest chance of survival.

2) As revegetation generally takes place on a site exposed to the elements it is important to protect the topsoil from being blown away by wind or washed away during rains.

Accepted practice is to use natural biodegradable mats made from coir or jute which are pinned to the ground. The erosion control mats will protect the topsoil whilst the tube stock become established. Within a few years, the tube stock root system will be holding the soil together and the coir and jute will have disintegrated into the ground.

3) The erosion control mats can be purchased with 5 slits per square metre.

These slits are where we plant the tube stock. With a hand-shovel dig a hole under the slit, place into the hole Terraform Plant Establisher and then place into the hole, the tube stock. Terraform gives the plant a triple-action boost which helps the plant absorb and retain water and supplies nutrition to the plant over the growing season.

4) Prepare materials for guarding and staking

Use plastic mesh tree guards when the only concern is animals eating the tube stock if keeping frost and herbicides off plants is a concern use clear plastic tree guards. Stake both types of guards with bamboo stakes 10-12mm in diameter and 75 cm long. If you are unsure, ask local landscapers for advice.

Implement the best landscaping practices and your revegetation program will be a success. For landscape supplies in Sydney, contact the friendly staff of All Stake Supply on 1300 130 123 or visit www.allstakesupply.com.au