Issue #6 November 2012
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Featured: Ozbreed wins at Kidsafe Awards.

Is the Drought back?
Microscopic Buffalo Photo's

260ml Deep Tube

 Why are Zoysia's better than Buffalo?

Turf Erosion Control

Ozbreed on Facebook

Plant Profiles:

NARA™ Zoysia macrantha ‘MAC03’ PBR

COSMIC PINK™ Rhaphiolepis indica ‘RAPH02’ PBR and COSMIC WHITE™ Rhaphiolepis indica ‘RAPH01’ PBR

MACARTHUR™ Callistemon viminalis  ‘LC01’ PBR
Ozbreed wins at Kidsafe Awards
Ozbreed wins at Kidsafe Awards

Last Tuesday Katrina from our office attended the Kidsafe Awards where Ozbreed won Highly Commended for our Playground Mulch Trials. See our Award and more information from the day.

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Zoysia VS Kikuyu for the Council Park

The Best Drought Tolerant, Low Growing Plants for QLD

Organic Soils and Mulches

Dangers of Artificial Turf Video
Welcome back to another issue of Ozbreeds Landscape News.
Spring is here which means Summer is on it's way, so read our 'Is the Drought Back?' article so you are prepared for the heat our Australian summer brings.

As you will see below, Ozbreed now has a Facebook page.
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Beck Dutschke
Is the Drought back?
Is the Drought back?


After a somewhat wet and cool summer, followed by an unseasonably dry winter, the age old question of 'Is a drought coming' has reared its head again. See full article

Microscopic Buffalo Photo's.
Microscopic buffalo photos

Have a look at these amazing microscopic photo's of buffalo turf varieties. It clearly shows why the old style buffalo is so scratchy compared to the newer varieties. And it shows that some soft leaf buffalo varieties arent all that soft leaf when under a microscope. See full article
A new 260ml Tube.
260ml deep tube

Are you looking for a cost effective way to grow your Shrub & Ground Cover & Hardy Exotics Range plants without jeopardising the establishment process.  See more information
Why are Zoysia's better than Buffalo?
Zoysia lawn vs Buffalo

Zoysia is a much better choice than Buffalo for most Australian landscapes and home lawns. Empire and Nara are lower maintenance, more drought tolerant. See full article
Turf erosion control.
Turf used for Erosion control

Turf is proving itself to be an effective way of minimising and controlling surface erosion.
See full article and research.
Ozbreed is on Facebook

We have come into the 21st century and joined the social media craze.
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Plant Profile: NARA™ Zoysia macrantha ‘MAC03’ PBR

Not only is Nara Australia's only native turf, research has shown Nara responds well to fertilising in winter and gives it a better winter colour, keeping your landscapes greener throughout the colder months
Full article.

Click here to see full sized video
Plant Profile: COSMIC PINKRhaphiolepis indica ‘RAPH02’  PBR and COSMIC WHITERhaphiolepis indica ‘RAPH01’ PBR

The safer choice varieties of Raphiolepis, with stunning larger flowers that are low maintenance and disease resistant. See article

Click here to see the Cosmic Pink video

Click here to see the full sized Cosmic White video

Plant Profile: MACARTHUR Callistemon viminalis  ‘LC01’ PBR

One of Ozbreed's new Callistemons, it is more compact, has more flowers and  fresh mid green toned foliage . See article

Click here to see full sized video
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