When native vegetation is highly degraded or has been totally cleared so that natural regeneration is no longer possible, revegetation is necessary to reinstate native vegetation and habitat.
The choice of method will depend on the size and nature of the site, the time and money available, and the purpose of the revegetation. The most commonly used methods are planting and direct seeding. Additional methods for small areas include broadcasting seed by hand, brush matting, transferring leaf litter or plugs of topsoil and transplanting.
Advice from someone with local experience is valuable, as it can take trial and error to work out the most effective methods for each site. Revegetation can be costly in both time and money if the work is not planned and implemented well.