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.
For tips on how to make your garden a BAY OK Garden, explore the image below and click for more information.
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.
The three Bay OK Garden Principles are:
- Minimise Nutrient Runoff
- nurture your soil
- effective & responsible fertiliser use
The garden guide shows you the best environmental approach to improving your soil and managing your nutrient outputs.
- Conserve Water
- water efficient practices
There are practical and simple initiatives in this guide to improve water efficiency in your garden to avoid overwatering and leaching of nutrients into waterways.
- Support Local Biodiversity
- incorporate local native plant species
- encourage biodiversity
- attract beneficial insects
The guide suggests many simple features and approaches that can be incorporated into your garden to help support local biodiversity.
Nurture Your Soil:
How to Make Compost Tea
Turning Sand to Soil Recipe
How to Make Compost
Other sustainable gardening resources:
Growing local native plants in Busselton urban areas – a guide
Growing local native plants in Dunsborough urban areas – a guide