Victoria-Newham Talks about her native grass lawn




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 by us but provided to us by these very satisfied clients.




Dr. Ian Chivers interviews Paul Jennings from WeBlow about the benefits and success of using native Australian grasses.




The Hydroseeding and Environmental contractor section of BWD Group Pty Ltd have for many years utilized the services of Native Seeds Pty Ltd on many of our re vegetation projects.

The quality of native grass seed blends provided have always been of excellent quality.

We have also always appreciated their advice and expertise when using their consultancy services relating to native seed selection for specialised erosion control and re vegetation projects.



BWD Group Pty Ltd

ph: 03 5997 1988

fax: 03 5997 1588

email: bwd@bwdgroup.com.au


Native Seeds are our first stop whenever we are after native grasses. Their product knowledge is second to none and they always provide first grade quality seed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Andrew Jamieson
Sydney Seeds Pty Ltd
U5/79 Station Road
Seven Hills 2147
Phone: 02 96748011
Email: sydneyseeds@bigpond.com


I was very relieved to come across Native Seeds Pty Ltd. After a few phone calls and a little research, I was convinced that when it to comes to regenerating from native grass seeds, this company knows what it’s doing from sourcing seed, site preparation, direct drilling and maintenance. We followed Native Seeds prescription for site management and we were rewarded with 6-42 native grass seedlings per square metre (average of 14). With enrichment planting of shrub and canopy species and five years growth, we now have a fully structured and diverse regenerating Cumberland Plain Woodland and Riverflat Eucalypt Forest The overall costs were significantly reduced from straight planting costs alone and our Client is very happy.

Michael Sheather-Reid
Senior Ecologist

Travers bushfire & ecology
38A The Avenue, Mt Penang Parklands
Central Coast Highway, Kariong NSW 2250
Ph: 02 4340 5331 Fax: 024340 2151

Thank you so very much for the wonderful presentation at the AILDM seminar earlier today and for the work you put in beforehand to prepare for the event. You are an engaging and incredibly knowledgeable speaker and I know that our members would have gotten a lot from your talk. Here at AILDM we are constantly endeavoring to increase our members knowledge of all things related to landscape and landscape design (we are launching CPD on July), and we value the support of government, individuals and businesses, such as yours, who engage with us and support us in achieving this. So again I sincerely thank you
Ruth Czermak, 
Vice-president AILDM

Dr.Chivers perseverance in understanding the biology and ecology of native grasses, and his enthusiasm for promoting their benefits and potential uses had workshop participants energised and excited about the prospects for their use. Ian discussed different species of cool (C3) and warm (C4) season growing grasses of our region, and some of the aspects of their collection, seed preparation and cultivation. This information provided important insights for participants into the potential uses of native grassses for example in controlling noxious weeds such as serated tussock, as stock forage and as ‘backbone’ species in site rehabillation. One participant stated ‘I got more out of the workshop than any other such seminar/field day which I’ve attended’. Workshop participants included local farmers and landholders, wildlife carers, regional botanists and ecologists, individuals from private enterprise and representatives from non-government and government organisations. It’s been a delight to experience the “buzz” created from these workshops, with the audience being left wanting more information.

Rebecca Hall
Catchment Officer (Native Pastures),
Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority,
Braidwood Office, PO Box 9,
Phone: 02 4842 2594 Fax: 024842 2655

I have been collaborating with Dr Ian Chivers, Director of Native Seeds Inc for 10 years on the several research projects both here in Australia and overseas, which utilize native grasses as part of the reconstructed vegetation community. It has been a unique and enriching experience to have Ian and the very dedicated team from Native Seeds as industry partners. They have a wealth of knowledge and insight on the biology and agronomy of native grass species, a very underutilized resource for restoration of degraded landscapes.

Augustine Doronila PhD
Research Fellow
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Research Group, School of Chemistry
University of Melbourne Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
Phone: +613 83446813 Mobile: +614 27531226 Fax: +613 9347 5180

Thank you very much for the new manual that you have sent me, your
third edition. I think it is an excellent publication, with a very
high standard of both presentation and information. Your photos are
clear and helpful, including those showing both individual grasses
and lawns.

Diana Snape

Author of The Australian Garden & 

The Australian Garden: Designing with Australian Plants

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

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Every summer in Australia, bushfires are a very serious matter that can claim lives, land and property. Having a fire safety and evacuation plan is essential in most parts of Australia. But what if we could control the fires before they have begun? We were privileged to have Bob Myers, founding president of the Native Grasses Resources Group in South Australia and native plant grower and breeder, visit us here at NativeSeeds and spend some of his time doing an interview for us. In this section of the interview, Bob explains how introduced grasses can contain up to 1300% more fuel load for bushfires than our beautiful Australian native grasses.