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Grow a native garden

2 Aug, 2018

I want to grow a native garden

Growing a native garden makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons

Firstly, many people like the look of native plants with their sometimes surprising flowers and the general sense of Australia-ness they give. Nothing like a golden wattle to announce you are a proud South Australian!

Native plants attract a wide variety of birds, reptiles and insects into your garden which adds to the delight of having a garden. They have also evolved to cope with our hot dry summers and our cold wet winters without the demand for fertiliser or particularly fertile soils.

Which brings us to the best choice of soil conditioners and mulch for a native garden

Many native plants have evolved to thrive in the poor soils we have in Australia and as such require very little phosphorus. Therefore you need to take caution when adding organic nutrients to your native plants. We recommend as a best choice using our Special Soil, Organic Compost and Forest Mulch. Other great or good choices are Hydrocell Soil, Veggie & Garden Soil and any of our mulches.