Waterwise Verge Makeover Program - putting the nature back into the Nature Strip
A joint initiative between Beyond Gardens and the Water Corporation supported by a growing number of local councils, NRM groups and householders throughout Western Australia. The aim is to convert verge lawns into Waterwise gardens that will save around 20,000-40,000 litres of water each per year.
In this section (currently under construction) we will be progressively highlighting great Waterwise, Moneywise and Fertiliserwise verge gardens and providing detail on how you can have a great Waterwise Verge.
Interested in converting your lawn?
The Water Corporation has produced a guide that may help you to take a fresh look at your garden and make it more waterwise, lower maintenance and more beautiful.click here.
Consult your Local Government Authority (local council) on what guidelines apply to verge gardens in your area. A great example is one produced by the City of South Perth. click here. The Beyond Gardens Team is assisting Local Governments across WA to create informative street verge landscaping guidelines.
Wondering what Waterwise plants you could plant on your verge? The Water Corporation has produced the Waterwise Plants for WA directory which can help you find waterwise plants that grow best where you live. This is an online resource that provides regional specific information on a wide range of Waterwise plants - you will be surprised as to how many options there are! click here.
APACE nursery also has an online search which will help you find suitable plants for your verge. click here.
If you live near the coast try looking at the Cottesloe Coastcare Association website. click here.
How about some cheap Waterwise mulch? Beyond Gardens Team member, Tim Lawrence has established a website that could potentially get you some free mulch. This is a wonderful service that enables you to register with local tree contractors who, if in your area with a load of mulch could deliver it to you. click here.
Want some help?
The Beyond Gardens Team offers an advisory service in which one of our team can come to your place. Advisory visits will include a walk around your property identifying issues and providing practical advice to help improve your verge, lawns, ornamental and food gardens.
All you have to do is escort our team member and point out all those annoying problems, then listen and write down the answers.
If you would like more help the team members offer a professional design service and landscaping services (subject to availability). click here.
A growing list of people are converting their verge
Before and after (in progress) Before and after (in progress)
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