Issue #9 February 2015
New Plants, New Look, New Playground Research.
Happy New Year from Ozbreed! It has been a while since the last edition of Landscape News, but we have lots to share with you in this issue.

Amy Gilson.
Playgrounds Set To Increase Green Space 

With 202020 vision enhancing the awareness and the importance of increasing green space, and new research and technology now allowing green life in fall zones, playgrounds are about to become a greener solution. 

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Playground Mulch Trial  

Our new research has shown that strappy plants can now be used successfully and safely in playground mulch. This trial has the potential to greatly increase the amount of plants used in the landscape in Australia. 

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Living Soft Fall™ - Greenlife for Play

A new product called Living Soft Fall™ will help solve the problem of growing turf in fall zones of playgrounds. It is a growing medium that has been tested and certified to meet playground surfacing requirements of AS/NZS4422:1996 Amdt 1.

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Mixed Group Plantings: 
A Dangerous Trend or Great Design?
ACT Focus!

There has been a trend recently to use more plants in smaller group plantings rather than in large mass scale plantings, this concept is only as good as the weakest plant, however if the right plants are used this can work well. Here are some tips to get this type of planting right.

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Feature Plants 

Evergreen Baby
Lomandra labill. 'LM600' PBR

A compact form that handles drought and wet feet has been highly sought after. Tanika® Lomandra proves how popular a fine leaf, tough, evergreen strappy leaf plant can be. However, in some situations a tough smaller plant is needed, and finally a Lomandra longifolia based plant has the answer. Along with these benefits, Evergreen BabyLomandra gets lots of golden flowers in spring and is sterile.

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Low Horizon
Westringia 'WES06' PBR

Low Horizon™ Westringia has much shorter internodes and a flat habit, making it the lowest maintenance ground cover Westringia that also performs well in the extreme cold of Canberra. 

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Flat Mat
Trachelospermum asiaticum
'FT01' PBR

Flat Mat™ Trachelospermum is lower growing, and forms a ground cover more quickly compared to the common form. It makes a flatter climber when supported on trellises etc. It requires less pruning to form a flatter ground cover.

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