I started this journey as a verge gardener.
I decided I'd had enough of mowing the grass in front of my house.
And then the Brisbane City Council changed their rules about planting verge gardens.
No more mowing! And a free street tree planted by the Council.
And even more benefits than I expected!
- It's cooler
- It's more interesting for me and for people walking by
- It's habitat for the blue tongue lizards, fairy wrens, and native bees
- I've met lots more people in the neighbourhood
- No mowing. No edging.
Native gardens are less work than lawn and use less water.
Many councils now have guidelines that allow you to plant. (directory).
See the list of plants on my verge here
and my tips for getting started on your own verge garden or nature strip.
You can also see my general gardening website at brisbanecitylife.com.au