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Bay OK Gardens

A Bay OK Garden uses sustainable gardening principles to create a beautiful, healthy garden that has a positive impact on the environment. A Bay OK Garden minimises nutrient runoff, conserves water and supports local biodiversity.

Assess your own garden using the Bay OK Garden Assessment tool. 

Bay OK Garden Guide

By following the Bay OK Garden principles detailed in the Bay OK Garden Guide, you can help to protect our rivers, wetlands and the Geographe Bay marine environment.

1.Minimise Nutrient Run-off

The garden guide shows you the best environmental approach to improving your soil and managing your nutrient outputs.

2.Conserve Water

There are practical and simple initiatives in the garden guide to improve water efficiency in your garden to avoid overwatering and leaching of nutrients into waterways.

3.Support Local Biodiversity

The garden guide suggests many simple features and approaches that can be incorporated into your garden to help support local biodiversity.

 

New Garden Guide Creating a new garden in the Geographe Catchment

If you have just built a new home, this guide has been written specifically for those who are planning to create a new garden from scratch. It is a companion booklet to the Garden Guide. The guides provide useful advice on how to successfully garden in the Geographe catchment. Hardcopies of the guides are available from GeoCatch’s office on Duchess Street, Busselton.

Bay OK Geographe Gardeners Resources Kit

See the Bay OK Geographe Gardeners Resources Kit below for some great information to assist you with your Bay OK gardening to help you nurture your soil, use fertiliser responsibly, use water efficiently, grow local native species and encourage biodiversity into your garden. Hardcopies of the guides are available from GeoCatch’s office on Duchess Street, Busselton.

Bay OK Demonstration Gardens

GeoCatch’s Bay OK project has developed six demonstration gardens in Busselton and Dunsborough to show gardeners how to create beautiful sustainable Bay OK gardens. The demonstration gardens are set to inspire gardeners to use waterwise, nutrient wise, wildlife attracting and waterways friendly approaches as described in the Bay OK Garden Guides.

Interactive Bay OK Garden

For tips on how to make your garden a BAY OK Garden, explore the image below and click for more information.

 

Bay OK Geographe Gardeners Resources Kit

Resources to help you to Nurture your soil

Resources to help you with Effective & responsible fertiliser use

Resources to help you to garden using Water efficient practices

Resources on Growing local native species 

Resources to help Encourage biodiversity into your garden