RIPARIAN AREAS - SPOT AND RELEASE SPRAYING
Planting riparian areas benefit the environment. Plants function like a sieve, helping to filter out sediment and nutrients before they enter waterways. Riparian plants can also help to stabilise land, prevent land erosion and increase the habitat for native wildlife.
SPOT SPRAYING - PRE PLANTING
Weeds can be the ultimate downfall to any planting project and are much harder to manage once planting has occurred.
Pre planting spot spraying should ideally be done 4-6 weeks before planting. This allows the grass to die off and will reduce the competition between grass/weeds and the native plants when they are planted.
Spot spraying will also make planting easier - not having excess grass or weeds will help with digging and it also highlights the correct spacing and areas where plants are needed.
If your riparian planting sites are well looked after for the initial establishment phase of about 2-3 years, they should be reasonably maintenance free after that.
We recommend at least two release spays within the first year of planting although this can depend on your specific site. An annual release spray should be sufficient after that.
Please give Chance a call to discuss your ‘post planting’ plan.