Environmental Initiatives

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Rainwater Done Differently

Often, when sites are developed, there are big changes to how the rainwater fl ows. Greenrock is developed so that the rainwater ...

02
Absorbent Landscape Soils

Native soils have been collected on site and mixed with compost and sand to create an ideal mixture to support plant growth – and to...

03
Protecting Against Drought

Planted areas have 450 mm of growing medium. This provides ample soil volume for plant roots. Root growth is key for summer drought...

04
Retaining Native Vegetation

Native trees and shrubs have been protected and additional native planting is added to supplement natural conditions. Irrigation...

05
Why Irrigate Native Plants?

Greenrock includes an extensive irrigation system, but it is designed to irrigate young plants only until their roots are established....

06
Using Less Water

Although newly planted areas need water to help them survive and prosper, the automatic irrigation system is designed to get water to...

04
Retaining Native Vegetation

Native trees and shrubs have been protected and additional native planting is added to supplement natural conditions. Irrigation is provided during the first couple of years to help the young plants compete with broom and blackberry which would otherwise overtake this space.

20 metres of land is protected as an area of native vegetation. You can see that large areas of existing mature forest has been protected. These areas are augmented with newly planted native species which include a mix of native species such as the Garry Oak and Douglas Fir.

Weedy plants, including broom and blackberry, have been removed and disturbed areas will be seeded with native grasses.

Retaining Native Vegetation