It's no secret I'm a huge fan of this kind of planting. But just the other day, as I was mowing down a large section of rough grass at my place in response to Council demands (no grass longer than 7.5cm), it occurred to me that the meadow-like planting that I've been dreaming up for this space might not be allowed. I'd hoped to use an Australian native grass as part of the basic matrix, but wonder how that works when it's used en masse, and not just in a border. And if, as it would be an ornamental planting, it escapes the requirements, you've got to wonder how and why?

That led to several other questions, such as

Does this mean that I simply have to avoid a grass-based matrix?
Do I need to stick with deciduous, or warm-season, grasses in order to be able to remove all biomass over winter, and thus provide a totally green, and therefore less flammable, summer covering?