Ballina Shire Urban Garden Guide


The Ballina Shire Urban Garden Guide has been produced to assist the residents of Ballina, Lennox Head, Wardell, Alstonville and Wollongbar plan and plant their gardens. When planning a new garden or maintaining and established one, you are able to make choices that save water, energy, time and money whilst helping to care for the surrounding environment.

This guide can be referred to when planning and planting your front and back yards. It presents a diverse selection of native plant species that look great, grow well in the local conditions, and are friendly to the wider environment of the Shire. Gardening in this way allows you to enjoy local native birds and othe animals, and at the same time avoid the pitfalls of garden plants that can spread and become weeds throughout the region.

Locally occurring and Australian plants have been selected that are well suited to the different landscapes within the Shire. They provide valuable habitat for fauna such as birds and butterflies. Many of our native animals now have a hard time surviving due to limited natural environment. As urban landowners we can help our local Australian fanua by establishing plants that provide fruits and nectar for foodand complementary habitat for nesting, sleeping and protection.

The Urban Garden Guide is only available on-line by following the link below :

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