In rural areas it is important to maintain water quality – by planting a buffer strip using Native Wetland Species this can quickly be accomplished.
Here are 5 Key Steps to Planting a Riparian Area:
- Get to know your stream or wetland, observe your stream throughout the year and think about how you might improve it, look at the varying water levels and make notes of seasonal changes.
- Select your planting site and decide how wide to make the buffer zone.
- Identify the different planting zones – i.e. stream edge, flood area, wetland or spring fed.
- Seek advice on what plants would suit your area best and which ones are going to give you results fast.
- Prepare the site – plants grow best with low disturbance from pests and stock. Stock must be excluded from the planting site and waterways – so have alternative water sources available if needed. Pests such as rabbits and possums can cause considerable damage to newly planted areas so be vigilant with your pest control.
Once you have considered these factors in starting or enhancing your wetland area, give us a call, we have extensive knowledge on plant species and specialize in wetland and riparian projects.
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