Vegetation Management Tips
Hints and Tips for Land Managers:
- Go true blue - Choose native species when considering farm tree plantings.
- Don't dump a clump - Compost or use your green waste bin for garden waste, never dump it in the bush.
- There is more than one way to skin a cat - use a variety of techniques when controlling weeds (Integrated Pest Management) including chemical, biological controls and mechanical removal.
- Read it, don't mistreat it - Always refer to labels when using chemicals for weed control and dispose of any excess thoughtfully.
- If in doubt, ask about – Do you have a plant you are unsure of? Council's Vegetation Management team can identify it for you on property or by sample.
Hints and Tips for Small Acreages:
- Small acres don't need to be head ache-ers – Make weed control part of your weekly routine, do them as you see them so they don't take over your weekend.
- Recycle - Compost your greenwaste on site and reuse on your garden.
- Keep it local - Plant endemic plant species and work with your neighbours to develop habitat corridors.
Hints and Tips for Urban Gardens:
- Don't dump a clump - Dispose of your garden waste through your greenwaste bin. Never dump your garden waste in natural areas as this can cause the spread of weeds.
- Go true blue - Opt for local native plant species in your garden. They are suited to our climate and may provide a food source for native mammals.
- Do a switcheroo - Use the Grow Me Instead website to find suitable alternatives for the exotic plants in your garden.
- Don't be fishy - Never dispose of aquarium water in a creek, pond or river as invasive aquatic plants may harm aquatic ecosystems.
- Build a barrier - When creating new garden beds lay down newspaper or use mulch as a barrier for weeds.
- Be a hero - Join your local Landcare group to keep your natural areas healthy!
New home owners in rural residential areas
Under the Development Control Plan, Section 5.3 - Native Vegetation Cover, there are a number of native vegetation requirements for land in RU2, RU4 and R5 zones. The below document details these requirements and a plant species list for new home owners in rural residential areas.
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