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Native Plants and Gardening

Native Plants

You can identify your Vegetation Type by heading to the Vegetation Maps page of the website and follow the 3 easy steps to get the appropriate plant list for your vegetation type – Link

For general arid zone recommended plants, download the list from the Northern Territory Government – Download

If you already know some of the more common bush foods in the region, head to the Land for Wildlife Central Australia fact sheet on the lesser known bush foods of vegetation type 17 – Download

Sclerolaena can be a prickly pain, but they are native and you can use this guide to identify them. Produced by Land for Wildlife Central Australia – Download

Do you want to learn how to identify Native Grasses, which grasses to use in rangeland habitats and how to collect and process their seed? You’ve come to the right place! Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT  – Download

A guide to the central Australian Senna species. Produced by Land for Wildlife Central Australia – Download

A guide to the central Australian Mistletoe species. Produced by Land for Wildlife Central Australia – Download

Want to know about Australian Mistletoe and wildlife and take a more positive view of this parasite? Land for Wildlife Victoria have prepared this fact sheet for national members – Download

Revegetation and Regeneration

Information on establishing a native garden in Alice Springs, including reasons to grow local, importance of biodiversity, maintenance, managing pests and disease and propagation. Fact sheet by the Australian Plants Society Alice Springs – Download

Techniques on propagating native plants. Table of info produced by the Australian Plants Society Alice Springs – Download

Natural regeneration principles and practise. Fact sheet by Stephen Platt – Download

Native vegetation buffers and corridors for wildlife. Fact sheet by the Northern Territory Government – Download

Dieback is a term used to describe the death of vegetation – vegetation that is ‘dying back’. All plants have a life-span and, eventually, individuals will die. This is quite natural. However, it is less common for large patches of plants to die at once. Information on dieback management including symptoms, causes and actions you can take. Fact sheet by Land for Wildlife Victoria – Download

Property Planning information to get you started on your mission! Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Rehabilitation and Revegetation of Degraded Sites. Vegetation is the best defence that can be provided to protect the soil against erosion, however, the factors that caused the problem must be treated first. A combination of erosion control works and revegetation will have the most chance of success in preventing further erosion. NRM Land Notes fact sheet by the Northern Territory Government – Download

Rehabilitation is the treatment of a degraded or disturbed area to a pre-determined standard. It is required wherever there has been a change in the landscape, or which is causing degradation. It may be required where there is active erosion, or where the use of the land is no longer desired.  NRM Land Notes fact sheet by the Northern Territory Government – Download

Seeds

Seed Collection information, including seed selection, ripeness, seed collection techniques, seed extraction, storage and viability. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Direct Seeding is a technique used for revegetation projects and involves spreading seed directly on to the soil surface. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Sowing Seeds tips and tricks. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Planting

Pricking Out involves transferring newly germinated seeds from the germination tray to individual containers to encourage root growth, reduce the risk of drying out and minimise the spread of disease. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Potting Up involves re-potting seedlings before they outgrow their tube. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download

Tree Planting is easy and rewarding and can be successful if you pay attention to site location, soil preparation, planting techniques and maintenance. Learn more about how to achieve great results. Fact sheet by Greening Australia NT – Download