07 October 2011

Travelling the state

Time to give us a ring and start planning for 2012. I am currently travelling the state visiting all clients both new and old assessing the progress of last years trees and also looking at new projects for the coming season.
Trees will be seeded in the next few months so in order to get quality trees grown for your projects early forward planning is essential

Bill Davey
www. palservices.com.au.

Forward Planning landcare projects

2012 season is just around the corner. Plantation and Landcare are already in the process of designing and visiting clients to organise 2012 landcare projects.

This involves site inspections to ensure all projects dovetail into the current paddock regime and overall day to day management of the property.

Trees on broadacre farms need to integrate into day to day management, "the right tree in the wrong place is a weed".

Salinity is still one of biggest challengers, but trying to make salinity is even bigger challenge. Integrating fodder into the mix helps provide a enormous feed resource for those lean years or as a supplement feed for stock.

Grants are available to help farmers in certain areas across WA and farmers and landholders need to contact me to tap into this funding

Bill Davey


Waterwise rural landscaping, Western Australia

First impressions count, this is especially so in relation to entrance statements within new developments.

Sustainable, low maintenance and impact are the key to the design of entrance statements. Our resent project was at Two Rocks , Western Aust. along Breakwater Drive.

Our brief was to establish a waterwise and low maintenance entrance statement. Specie selection was the key.

Block/mass plantings of three (3) species will give long term impact. I chose Eremophilia glabra close to the road verge/pavement. A low ground cover that will not affect the tarffic visison in the long term. Mid slope I went with a band of Angozanthos "Flavidus red" to give colour impact. Then along the top we went for Calothamus quadrifidus to provide screening.

Due to council regulations they imposed on 24 month maintenance period on the developer. After this period the project would be handed over to the council. Although we used all waterwise plants a reticulation system was installed. Reece Irrigation help with the design. A drip system was installed. Each plant has a micro drip placed alongside to give approximately 2-4 litres per minute.

As part of our services regular maintenance checks will be made across the summer period. Too date the project is looking amazing, some of the Eremopholia are in flower already.