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.
If you have just built a new home, the New Garden Guide – Creating a new garden in the Geographe Catchment 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.
1. Minimise Nutrient Run-off – The garden guides show you the best environmental approach to improving your soil and managing your nutrient outputs.
2. Conserve Water – The garden guides detail practical and simple initiatives that will improve water efficiency in your garden and avoid overwatering and leaching of nutrients into waterways.
3. Support Local Biodiversity – There are simple features and approaches in the garden guides that can be incorporated into your garden to help support local biodiversity.
Open the Bay OK Geographe Gardeners Resource Kit for some great information to assist you with Bay OK gardening. These resources will help you nurture your soil, use fertiliser responsibly, use water efficiently, grow local native species and encourage biodiversity into your garden. Hardcopies of the resource kit are available from GeoCatch’s office on Duchess Street, Busselton.
GeoCatch’s Bay OK project has developed seven demonstration gardens and verge 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. Descriptions of these gardens, their locations and lists of plant species used are provided.
f you are looking for ideas to install a new garden, there are four Bay OK garden designs and a Bay OK verge garden for you to build and enjoy in your own home. These designs prepared by local landscape architects, Total Horticultural Services, show plant layouts and elevations together with suggested species lists and specifications for soil preparation and planting.
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