Saturday, July 20, 2024

Research

Bio-retention swale testing, Area 2, after three years
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Decade-long research identifies suitable plants for wet conditions

By Todd Layt

Evaluation of survivability of different landscape plants in various wet feet conditions.

Waterlogging has become a significant horticultural topic, particularly as our industry observed Australia enduring three years of exceptional wet conditions, including record floods. In a recent decade-long Australian study, researchers examined the impact of urbanisation and altered land use on ecosystems, particularly related to weather extremes, plant waterlogging, and increased flooding.… Continue reading

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A rich community of mosses inhabiting soils and rocks in Bodo, Norway, north of the Arctic Circle (Image: UNSW Sydney)
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Why mosses are vital for the health of our soil and Earth

Supplied by UNSW Sydney

Often ignored or even removed, moss provides stabilisation for plant ecosystems the world over. Some people see moss growing in their gardens as a problem, but what they may not realise is this ancient ancestor of all plants is bringing lots of benefits to our green spaces, such as protecting against erosion.Continue reading

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