Why a Bush Friendly Backyard?
- Low impact on the environment – less water, fertiliser, pesticide, construction.
- Provides a refuge for local wildlife for nesting, resting and feeding.
- It can be low maintenance, freeing you up for other pursuits!
- It is your contribution to protecting our biodiversity.
Frogscaping your gardenFrogs have been around for over 200 million years yet in the past two decades their numbers have been declining worldwide at an alarming rate. We can help our local species by setting up a frog pond in our garden. Frogs require permanent water, together with humidity, shelter and food.
Gardens for Birds
TO ATTRACT BIRDS TO YOUR GARDEN YOU MUST PROVIDE:
Native birds prefer nectar, seed, fruit and insects from native plants. Even a small garden can be planned to provide food all year round by choosing plants with a variety of flowering times.
Seed - can be provided by wattles, eucalypts, casuarinas and hakeas.
Nectar - is abundant in most banksias, grevilleas, callistemons, melaleucas and eucalypts.
Fruit - can be seed on pittosporums and lillypillies.
Insects - occur on all plants.