When people become interested in gardening, they often feel that just having a bit of uninteresting lawn outside their home is a bit boring. Wildlife gardeners see an opportunity to make more wildlife habitat space.
Some general tips before you plant
Our Ballarat Gardens for Wildlife garden team would like to provide some general guidance if you are looking at planting out your nature strip to avoid some of the problems that may arise. Nature strips are a wonderful extension to a garden and may provide some habitat for small birds, insects, frogs and skinks.
Remember people still need to be able to walk along the adjoining footpath and have good visibility, access and not be obstructed by plants. This is no different from being required to keep garden vegetation cut back to the fence line.
Kennedia prostrata Running Postman
Calocephalus citreus Lemon Beautyheads
Dichondra repens Kidney Weed
Now for the fun stuff - choosing what to plant and a trip to the nursery
Groundcovers & Wildflowers
Grasses & Clumps
A thyme lawn
Don't forget to prune the grasses at the end of summer
You might add a dry creek bed to assist with getting water into the soil