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FAQs Native Australian grass selection, sowing and establishment

FAQs Native Australian grass selection, sowing and establishment An interview between John Delpratt and Dr. Ian Chivers discussing the most frequently asked questions on

Q9 – Q13 Maintenance of your Australian native grass 3 of 3.

Q9 – Q13 Maintenance of your Australian native grass 3 of 3. Third in a series of 3 information videos of an interview between

Q5 – Q8 Preparation for sowing of Australian native grasses 2 of 3

Q5 – Q8 Preparation for sowing of Australian native grasses 2 of 3. The second in a series of 3 information videos of an

Q1 – Q4 What are the benefits of Australian native grasses? 1 of 3.

Q1 – Q4 What are the benefits of Australian native grasses? 1 of 3. The first of a series of information videos of an

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Discover all Native Seeds Videos on our Youtube Channels. You will find the potential of Australian native grasses, to restore the land with low

9 Examples of Increased Profit with Australian Native Grass Pastures

I am assuming you are on this blog because you are interested in how to use and work with Native grass pastures either for

8 Steps to growing successful low sugar Horse Pasture

Native Grass Horse Pasture courtesy of Horses and People magazine. This is Queensland bluegrass (Dicanthium sericeum) and Curly Windmill (Enteropogon acicularis). Horse pasture establishment using

The effect of pasture on horses

Margaret Hansen speaks to Carol Hogg from Native Seeds about the difference in native vs. non native grasses for the health of horses and

Get ready for an autumn sowing now!

Are you thinking of beginning the preparation process for a new native lawn or pasture? Are you lost for where to start and need

OAKEY WHEAT GRASS

Buy OAKEY WHEAT GRASS Found in all states but the NT, Wheat grass is a fast establishing, highly palatable grass with high green matter

Bob Myers interview – introduced vs native grasses for fuel-load and bushfire prevention

Every summer in Australia, bushfires are a very serious matter that can claim lives, land and property. Having a fire safety and evacuation plan

FAQ’s for Establishing Native Australian Grasses – Part Three

Third in a series of 3 information videos of an interview between John Delpratt and Dr. Ian Chivers discussing the most frequently asked questions

FAQ’s for Establishing Native Australian Grasses – Part Two

The second in a series of 3 information videos of an interview between John Delpratt and Dr. Ian Chivers discussing the most frequently asked

FAQ’s for Establishing Native Australian Grasses – Part One

The first of a series of information videos of an interview between John Delpratt and Dr. Ian Chivers discussing the most frequently asked questions

Landscape Outlook

There is such a wide array of grass species available for landscaping and turf why even consider Australian native grasses? They’re all just clumps

Sowing native pastures

After a relatively brief courtship with exotic grasses, there is a renewed interest in establishing Australian native grasses for pasture,conservation, rehabilitation, amenity and even

Mitchell grass – Secrets unlocked

Mitchell grass is a native perennial pasture that dominates 328,000 square kilometres of inland Queensland. It is also a significant pasture on the Barkly

Cropping with Windmill Grass

Windmill grass is a hardy and well-adapted native grass. It is a C4 weak perennial grass growing actively over summer and generally dormant over

Green Grass of Home

Back in 1895, botanist Frederick Turner identified more than a dozen native grass species which could be successfully grown here as cereal crops… Read

ECOS Article – Forgotten Treasures

As pastures and lawns wither in the grip of the extended drought, native grasses, maligned by pastoralists since colonial times, are showing their remarkable

When emotion beats science

Revegetation of mines, roadsides, riverbanks and other degraded sites using native grasses is reliant upon a combination of good planting or sowing material, appropriate

Triple R radio interview with Ian Chivers

Ian talks with the hosts of Triple R about the benefits of using native grasses as opposed to introduced grasses… Listen to it now

Australian Life Scientists article – How green is our valley?

Australia’s much maligned native grasses have come in for a make-over in recent years. And as Graeme O’Neill reports, they needn’t weep anymore. Native

Commercialising Australia’s first native grain

Australia may soon have its first commercial native grain crop. Native grass specialist Dr Ian Chivers, from Native Seeds Pty Ltd, has selected strains

Different forms of seed

Native Seeds sells a range different grass types, but there are different ways that the seed is prepared for sale. Seed is sold as:

Provenance

When revegetation projects are undertaken, there is occasionally a demand for seed of local provenance, that is seed which has been gathered from the

Sowing Notes: Summer lawn mix

Sowing Notes: Summer lawn mix – a blend of Wallaby Grass, Griffin Weeping Grass and Redgrass A lawn made of a mixture of Weeping

Sowing Notes: Winter Lawn Mix

Sowing Notes: Winter Lawn Mix Winter Lawn Mix – a blend Wallaby Grass sp. and Griffin Weeping Grass. A lawn made of a mixture

Sowing a Redgrass Lawn

Sowing a Redgrass Lawn Redgrass is a strong grass with a moderate to fine texture, suited to lawn and turf. It is suitable for

Sowing a Wallaby Grass Lawn

Sowing a Wallaby Grass Lawn A Wallaby grass lawn is fine textured, hardy and drought tolerant. We sell 2 different varieties of Wallaby grass

Sowing A Griffin Lawn

Sowing a Griffin Weeping Grass Lawn Weeping grass is native to Australia and makes an attractive lawn similar in appearance to introduced Bluegrass or

7 Steps to successfully sowing native grasses

7 Steps to successfully sowing native grasses Sow seed into a weed free bed Good soil preparation Sow the seed at the right time

Carbon storage

Carbon storage – native vs. introduced grasses for carbon storage What effect does carbon have on the environment? Carbon pollutes our air, increasing the

Erosion Control

Erosion control Native Grasses for Erosion Control The control of soil losses following disruption is vital in preserving soil volume. Once lost to a

Drought Tolerant grasses

Drought tolerant grasses Native grasses are adapted to drought Australia regularly suffers from severe droughts and low rainfall. Australian native grasses are well adapted

Windmill grass

Chloris truncata Distribution Windmill grass grows in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, parts of Queensland and throughout New South Wales, except for the south

Wheat grass

Elymus scaber   Varieties Oakey Murray (LIG 473) Distribution Wheat grass is found in all Australian states except the Northern Territory and is more

Weeping grass

Microlaena stipoides — Looking to buy Weeping grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Varieties Griffin Ovens (LIG183) Bremmer (LIG

Warrego Grass

Paspalidium jubiflorum Distribution Warrego grass occurs broadly across Australia as a long-lived perennial grass. It is usually found on the heavier soils of higher

Wallaby grass

Rytidosperma spp. A beautiful grass for lawns, pasture and revegetation. — Looking to buy Wallaby grass? Click here to go straight to the product

Tussock grass

Poa labillardieri — Looking to buy Tussock grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Poa labillardieri is found predominantly

Tall Windmill grass

Chloris ventricosa Variety: LIG 548 Distribution There are several species of Windmill grass, which are widely distributed throughout southern and eastern Australia. The best

Spear grass

Austrostipa spp Click here to view our range of spear grasses on our online shop!  Distribution Spear grasses are found in all states of

Scented Top grass

Capillipedium spicigerum This grass is very similar to the closely-related species Capillipedium parviflorum and shares the same common name. Distribution Scented Top grass is

Red grass

Bothriochloa macra — Looking to buy Red grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Varieties: Bass, LIG 002 Distribution Redgrass

Queensland Bluegrass / Silky Blue grass

Dichanthium sericeum — Looking to buy Queensland Blue grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Queensland Bluegrass grows in

Kangaroo Grass

Themeda triandra / Themeda australis — Looking to buy Kangaroo grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Kangaroo grass

Hairy Arm Grass

Urochloa piligera Other common name: Armgrass millet Previously known as Brachiaria piligera. Many species of the genus Brachiaria were recently reclassified into the genus Urochloa.

Curly Windmill Grass

Enteropogan acicularis — Looking to buy Curly Windmill grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Curly Windmill grass is found

Curly Mitchell Grass

Astrebla lappacea — Looking to buy Curly Mitchell grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Varieties Yanda Curly Mitchell grass

Cotton Panic grass

Digitaria brownii — Looking to buy Cotton Panic grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Cotton Panic grass grows

Cool Season Grasses

Australian native cool season grasses The grasses to the right have their main growing season during winter and are best sown in autumn or

Black Spear Grass

Heteropogon contortus — Looking to buy Black Spear Grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Black Spear grass is

Barbed Wire Grass

Cymbopogon refractus — Looking to buy Barbed Wire grass? Click here to go straight to the product page! — Distribution Barbed Wire grass grows

Provenance and Native Australian Grasses

Dr Wal Whalley, Adjunct Professor, University of New England discusses provenance issues with Australian native grasses.

Weedzap all natural herbicide

Finally an all natural herbicide that REALLY WORKS!!! Weezap is an organic, natural, non selective herbicide that zaps small broad leaf and grassy weeds.

Native Australian horse pasture and how it can help prevent laminitis

Many horse owners have had to face the harsh difficulties and costs of trying to treat laminitis in their beloved horses and ponies (which

Sowing a native grass lawn – One customers experience

The following photos were provided by one of Native Seeds’ customers who recorded their experience in growing a native grass lawn.They were not solicited

Why use locally harvested or selectively bred native grasses?

Picking your grass: Locally Harvested or Selectively Bred? Many supplier of Australian native seeds obtain stock through harvesting seed from remnant stands of vegetation

Splendour in the grass: new approaches to cereal production

It would be smarter to use perennial native grasses for cereal grains instead of relying on a handful of farming-intensive annual crops. Shown here

African Love grass control part 3 – Establishment of Native grasses to compete with African Love Grass

Ian Chivers, Native Seeds In the two previous articles I have talked about the different characteristics of the grasses and in particular the Australian

African Love grass control part 2 – Which Cool Season grasses can compete with African Lovegrass?

Ian Chivers, Native Seeds In the first article of this short series I talked about the growth patterns of the cool season grasses and

Can native grasses help to control African Love Grass?

Dr. Ian Chivers, Native Seeds P/L African Love Grass (ALG) is a substantial problem for graziers, croppers and environmentalists on the southern Tablelands of

Sowing pasture – how to sow with success!

In response to a recent email, Dr. Ian Chivers gave some great information on how to successfully sow native pasture. “The success from sowing

Reduce your carbon footprint with native grasses

With only a little over 1 month until the carbon tax hits us, carbon emissions and how to reduce them is a huge topic

Which grass do you need? Grasses for different applications explained! – Part 3

We finally come to the third and final part to this series and we hope you enjoyed part 1 and part 2. To finish

Which grass do you need? Grasses for different applications explained! – Part 2

In part 1 of our 3 part article “Grasses for different applications explained” we covered which native Australian grasses were best for landscaping, lawns,

Which grass do you need? Grasses for different applications explained! – Part 1

Grass is everywhere. Well, almost everywhere. There are countless varieties of grass and countless applications for grass too. In this article we aim to

Weeping grass aka alpine rice – A future ‘green’ food source?

Weeping grass, particularly Griffin weeping grass, makes for a beautiful, drought-tolerant, native grass lawn. But did you know that the Weeping grass (Microlaena stipoides)

Native grass facts – top 5 facts about native Australian grasses

Fact: Native Australian grasses are “built-to-last”. They are resistant to some of the toughest weather conditions. Examples include drought-tolerance, frost-tolerance and shade tolerance to

Shade tolerant grass – for lawns with low sunlight

A lot of our customers call up with questions about shade tolerant grasses. It may be that there’s a lot of tree cover blocking

Drought tolerant grass

One of the biggest issues with sowing grass seeds is the need for constant watering, particularly in the early stages of sowing. To make

The best grass seed – top 3 things that make the best grass seed

What makes the best grass seed? Grass seed germination rates The first thing you will want from your grass seed is a high germination

Native vs. Introduced grasses part 2

We have a visual representation to further backup our previous post, we hope you find it interesting! Native (Redgrass and Weeping grass) Introduced (Tall

Did you know?

That having a well established lawn can keep your home cool during the summer? How good is that?! When it comes to nature vs.

Comparison of introduced grasses and native grasses for lawns

In an article seen in a recent press release, which you can find here, some survey results amongst real-estate agents have shown that “MOST

Why use native Australian grasses?

Myth: All seeds are equal – Fact:There are distinctions of quality in all seeds! Some people may wonder why they should choose our Australian