Powered by Ozbreed                            Issue #1
September 2009
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Welcome to our first newsletter!
Welcome to Queensland Landscape News, sponsored by Ozbreed pty ltd.
Our featured article is on Advanced Trees and their success in Queensland Click Here to see the article on the right.
Congratulations to Hugh Burnett who won the Vintage Red Tree from the Australian Landscape Conference in Melbourne.
Read through all the other articles and enjoy!


Katrina Layt

Are robot mowers going to take over? What about the mowing contractor? Some possible solutions and what these robots can actually do. Full Article
You wouldn't support these blokes

So why support plants that work for NSW but not QLD? This article has a list of plants that have been proved to work in QLD. Get informed and make sure you're picking plants that will work in your area so you don't let your clients down. Full article
New fire ants restricted areas map 

There is a new fire ants restricted areas map for South East Queensland. To see it and update yours click here or to see the full fire ants information page click here.
Turf vs Fake

Learn why fake turf is good in some situations, but not a replacement for real lawns. This article weighs the pros and cons of fake turf and why you should be using real turf for a healthier environment. Full Article
Plants in rock and concrete

"Rock can make a landscape, or it can break it. Sure almost always it can be the star attraction, adding style and interest in abundance. It can however have a negative impact on the plants around it. So when planting near rock, and hard surfaces, the correct preparation and maintenance, and appropriate plant selection is vital." Full Article
Beyond the fairway

Golf courses are highly maintained and need a lot of work. Find out how ancient labor practices we use today can be minimised with still having that perfect fairway for golf with turf and plants that can make it easier. Full Article
Retaining wall blocks

We have come a long way since the plain and ugly concrete block. See the new innovations in retaining wall blocks that integrate functionality with beauty. Full Article
Chunky Mulch

Why chunky mulch is the best for gardens, plants, and the reduction of weeds. You wouldn't want to be using mulch that can reduce the amount of water getting to your plants. Full Article
Plant profile: Little Jess

Little Jess is the star of QLD. See why this low maintenance beauty has been used in many jobs in QLD. Full article
Plant profile: Katie Belles

This plant is perfect for QLD with its great resistance to root rot and beautiful features, that will work well as a focal plant. Also see how well it strengthens soil for slopes. Full article
Plant profile: Pennstripe

"Pennstripe is an Australian native and is a new release for 2009. It is a compact, clumping ornamental grass and it is the first ever ornamental variegated native grass." Full article
Plant profile: Mundi

A tough Westringia ground cover only growing to knee height! Great for mass planting. Full article
Plant profile: Luscious

This tree is a great native alternative to the popular exotic Magnolia grandiflora Little Gem and is great for a street tree or ornamental. Full article
In This Issue

Plant Profiles:
  Featured Article - Advanced Trees By Luke Brown
Advanced trees from Ozbreed, Luscious, Sweeper and Pinnacle. They are great trees for the Queensland landscape and can be trusted to perform, add interest and a beautiful element for your landscape. Full article

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