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Native Aussie Gardens are in!

2 Sep 2015 Melton 0 Comment

As the first day of spring arrives, we start to think of tidying up our outdoor areas because let’s face it many of us have probably rejected our gardens in these last few months and why would we blame you, it has been a very long cold winter, brrrrrr! It is time to start thinking about the type of plants you would like to place in the garden and what look you are going for.

In my opinion, you can’t go past a modern Aussie garden, not only do native Australian gardens look amazing, but there are loads of benefits that come with them!

Native plantation attracts some beautiful Australian birds. Studies show that suburbs with 30% more native trees had 11% more bird species compared to other suburbs. Native plants are also generally cheaper to plant and to maintain, they tend to be easy to grow and require minimal attention.

The first step would be researching what types of plants are better suited specifically to your geographic position. If you are in an area that is very cold in winter and quite hot in summer then you need to think of the plants that would be able to cope better.

If you are in a coastal area with strong sun, salty hot wind and sandy soil, a plant like coastal rosemary would suit.

Plant 1

If you go for a Desert theme, use plants like native succulents, shrubs and native daisy.

Plant 2

After the bush land feel, choose forest plants like acacia wattle and eucalyptus.

Plant 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some different Australian styled gardens:

Plant 4

Plant 5

Plant 6

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