Imagine a wildlife oasis full of butterflies and birds, and a rainbow of flowers year round. Many residents across the Eurobodalla are using native plants to create just that – stunning gardens that are havens for wildlife and humans.
Are you sitting down? You can too! And this weekend it is super easy.
Eurobodalla Shire Council is holding another of its popular plant swaps. Bring environmental weeds from your garden to the Moruya Country Markets tomorrow (May 4) and staff from Council’s environment team will swap them for local native plants.
Council’s Natural Resources Supervisor, Courtney Fink-Downes says the plant swap is a great way to kick-start a new garden, extend an existing one, or even work with neighbours to link wildlife havens together.
“As well as providing habitat, native gardens usually require less water and maintenance,” she says.
“If you are not sure where to start, bring along some photos of your garden and we’ll give you some suggestions on steps to take.”
Ms Fink-Downes says if you can’t be there tomorrow then a free garden visit can be organised.
“A member of Council’s environment team will come out to your place to identify weeds and make suggestions on suitable plantings and other nature-friendly garden features,” she says.
“The visit includes a voucher for plants from the nursery at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden as well as
plenty of inspiration.”
In the meantime, Ms Fink-Downes recommends the Backyard Buddies website.
For more information on the Council’s plant swaps or to book in a free garden visit contact Courtney Fink-Downes on 4474 7493 or [email protected]