Why Native Grasses?
Whether considering an ecological restoration project, a public open space or a healthy pasture for your horses, native grasses can make a valuable contribution. With a suitable site native grass can be a sustainable landscape feature for the long-term, and our direct seeding techniques can make it a much cheaper alternative to planting nursery stock.
Developers, Government, Landscape Architects and Pasture for Horses
Removal of grassland caused by new housing and open space development can be offset to parks and nature reserves within the development. Our native grasses have made their way into award winning landscapes within such developments like Wanginu Reserve in Sunbury and as part of an interpretive feature in a children’s playscape at Wootten Reserve in Tarneit. With requirements to use more indigenous plants in urban landscapes, direct seeding indigenous grasses and wildflowers for amenity can provide a cheap and effective alternative to mulched garden beds.
As our Natural Temperate Grasslands of the Victorian Volcanic Plains are now listed as critically endangered, the only way to expand them is by providing high quality seed and the ability to sow it at scale. Some local and state government organisations have embraced direct seeding and have commissioned us to create many hectares of new grassland and grassy woodland.
Native grass hay cut from our crops is sold as healthy low sugar feed for horses each year, and native grass is now considered a high-quality pasture for maintaining healthy horses. Flora Victoria is increasingly asked to assist in manipulating existing pastures, or even sowing new native grass to replace unhealthy high-sugar pastures.