Environmental Initiatives

01
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...

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. In most cases, we find that afer 2 or 3 years the irrigation system will no longer be needed.

The irrigation system gives the plants a head start and helps them to compete with more aggressive species that would otherwise take over the exposed soils. As these plants grow, they will shade out the weedy species and provide a natural ground cover. In time, they will develop an extensive root system that allows them to survive, even in droughtlike conditions.

Why irrigate native plants