The Benefits of a Native Garden in Western Australia

Posted October 31, 2014

As a home builder in Perth, we understand the importance of a beautiful front yard for the curb appeal of your home. Summer water restrictions can make it extremely difficult to maintain a lush and vibrant garden, unless you know some tricks. With summer approaching, we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the benefits of planting Western Australian native plants in your garden.

Our native plant species are beautiful and extremely unique. 80 percent of Australia’s flowering plants are unique to our country. For example, there’s nothing in the world that compares to our kangaroo paw. Both it’s colour and form are truly special, and it makes a fantastic feature in your front garden.

Native plant species require much less maintenance that non-native plant species. Native Western Australian plant species are very easy to grow, and once established, require little more than the occasional water and pruning. Mulching your garden will further reduce you need to water. Unlike some exotic grasses and plants, native plant species will survive Perth summers and look great in the meantime.

Native plant species attract and provide food and the right habitat for our native wildlife. Native plants offer a haven for our native birds and insects; their nectar attracting these gorgeous little creatures to your home. Studies have shown that suburbs with more than 30 percent of native trees have 11% more bird species than suburbs with less native tree species.

Native plant species are also extremely versatile. Native Western Australian plants can be used as ground covers, as shrubs for creating privacy in your front yard and almost any other application you can think of. They’re also relatively inexpensive to buy, and easy to propagate.