A Bay friendly demonstration garden has been installed in front of the Naturaliste Community Centre in Dunsborough to show-case a water-wise low nutrient native garden.
The garden, created as a part of GeoCatch’s Bay OK program, in partnership with the City of Busselton, is hoped to inspire home gardeners to the benefits of using native plants in home gardens to reduce nutrients entering Geographe Bay.
”The new demonstration garden replaced tired lawn turf that required constant attention by the City of Busselton’s maintenance crews” said Lisa Massey, GeoCatch’s Bay OK Project officer.
“Whilst turf requires regular watering and top ups of fertiliser to keep it healthy and attractive, this new native garden will require a lot less water, fertiliser and weeding to keep it looking great into the future”.
As well as requiring minimal fertiliser and water, Bay Friendly gardens feature native plants that attract native fauna such as birds, bees, and butterflies; increasing biodiversity in home gardens.
The garden is one of four demonstration gardens that the Bay OK project has installed within the City of Busselton. For details on these gardens and where to find them, visit: https://geocatch.asn.au/bay-ok-demonstration-gardens/
The Bay OK project is part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways initiative, supported by Royalties for Regions to improve water quality, waterway health and management of Geographe waterways.
For more information contact Lisa Massey at GeoCatch on 97810 111.