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