Native habitat restoration

Are you looking to restore or regenerate wild native habitat without using chemicals?

From small suburban gardens to large forest and streamside areas, we use a chemical-free methodology of restorative weed management, based on careful identification of plants, ecological assessment of landform, fauna, soil, and water flow, and 35 years of observation and experience.

Witness the remarkable transformation of a wild and weedy outdoor space into a thriving natural haven. Watch beauty emerge from an eyesore, through knowledgeable hand weeding, converting weed plant material to free compost, forming fertile seed beds and low-impact paths for the natural generation and protection of diverse healthy native plant communities.

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Liberated from invasive weeds, in soil enriched with the resulting compost, remnants of native habitats thrive and a new generation of native plants arises spontaneously.

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Above: “The Arena”, where the Gahnia Grove methodology trial and restoration project began on May 20th 2018.

Some of the strategies and techniques we use are common to organic gardening and permaculture. These methods depend on soil loosened over time by the incorporation of organic material, and alive with the microbes that allow healthy plant processes.

For examples of successful environmental weed control of large areas through our chemical-free methodology, see Our Projects, which include Gahnia Grove.

Craving wild native vegetation but short on space?

For a miniature wild habitat in a small open space, we can recommend native shrubs, grasses, ground covers and small trees that can be allowed to grow densely together, creating a weed-resistant micro-wilderness of low native tree canopy, understorey and tightly meshed permanent ground cover.

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