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Coastal Gardens A Planting Guide for the South West Capes Coastal Region - Yallingup, Australia

Coastal Gardens A Planting Guide for the South West Capes Coastal Region - Yallingup, Australia

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Coastal Gardens A Planting Guide for the South West Capes Coastal Region - Yallingup, Australia
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Coastal Gardens
A planting guide for the southwest capes coastal regionAugusta - Yallingup
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 1Using this planting guide 2Discovering local plants 4 Garden escapees  6Bush
re prevention 8Trees & tall shrubs 10Medium shrubs14Ground covers, herbs & small shrubs18Grasses, sedges, tufties & bulbs 20Climbers 22Natural cottage garden design 24Formal garden design26Japanese style garden design28Contemporary garden design30Growing local coastal plants 32Sourcing local coastal plants 33Useful resourcesOur gardens are challenged with long-hot-dry summers, drought, waterrestrictions, and a changing climate. As a coastal resident you may alsohave to tackle salt spray, sand blasting, sandy or saline soils.However, there is good news! You
can
have a waterwise garden thatcopes with our tough climate without compromising on style, by usingresilient, local native coastal plants.This guide shows you how to utilise the fantastic variety of native plantsavailable to make a stunning garden. Taking you through step by step,you will learn what plant works best for a given area or need, how toincorporate them in different landscaping styles, how to maintain them,and where to buy.You will learn about plants to avoid which are known for becoming seriousweeds in natural coastal environments. When buying future plants, you willbe prepared to consider natives for the bene
ts they provide. You may alsoidentify invasive plants growing in your garden and decide to replace themwith recommended alternatives.Using local native plants in your coastal garden bene
ts your wallet. Its aneasy, rewarding way to look after our environment. We hope you enjoydiscovering local coastal plants. Happy gardening!
Using this planting guideHealthy & attractiveurban landscapes
This guide provides simple yet inspiring garden advice for people living in thesouth west capes coastal region from Augusta to Yallingup. Water-wise localnative plants are suggested as attractive replacements for introduced plantsthat are harmful to our local coastal landscapes.
Getting started1
 
 
Local plants are species that would naturally occur in your neighbourhoodso they have evolved to suit local conditions. They are also called‘indigenous plants’.Local plants have a huge range of bene
ts.Low maintenance.Drought tolerant.Require minimal watering = conserves our water supplies.Don’t need fertilisers or pesticides.Provide habitat, food and shelter for local fauna such as birds,butter
ies and small lizards.Save you money and time.Adaptable for various landscaping styles, producing striking results.Native plants
ower at different times of the year so you can have a
owering garden all year round.Local plants are a great option for residents of coastal areas. Theyhave adapted to survive the harsh conditions of sand and salt blasting,prolonged sun exposure, nutrient-deprived soils, and limited wateravailability. They are the best plants for your neighbourhood and theenvironment.Request ‘local provenance’ plants from your native nursery where possible.Local provenance plants are grown from seed that is collected from healthyplants growing near the planting site in similar environmental situations.Using plants of local provenanceis important because local plantsare genetically adapted to localconditions. Provence plants decreasethe risk of disrupting the local
oragene pool.Local plants can be incorporated into your garden the same way as exoticplants. They are suited to all landscaping styles, from formal to Japanese,contemporary to natural cottage, to courtyards and pots.As you will discover throughout this guide, there is a local coastal plant formost garden situations. Plants featured include striking ground-covers, lowshrubs, structured sedges and grasses,
owering creepers and trailers, bird-attracting shrubs and screening trees.This guide also shows you which local species to use for particular effects,and makes friendlier recommendations for replacing plants known tobecome invasive coastal weeds.Information on caring for local plants is provided on pages 30-31.
What is alocal plant?How to uselocal plants
Discovering local plants
Why uselocal plants?3

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