Planting Local Native Plants
Planting a local native garden is a great way to increase biodiversity, and will save you water and money. Native plants require less water, fertiliser and maintenance and attract local wildlife, insects and birds. Using mulch in your garden also helps to reduce water and replicates the organic material that would normally build up in the environment.
What is your soil type?
Throughout the City there are three different soil types Cottesloe, Karrakatta and Quindalup. Native plants thrive in the right conditions.
What soil type is your suburb?
| Soil Type ||Suburb |
|Cottesloe || |
Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Duncraig, Edgewater,
Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kinross, Marmion, Mullaloo,
Ocean Reef, Padbury, Sorrento
|Karrakatta ||Craigie, Duncraig, Edgewater, Greenwood, Kingsley, Padbury, Warwick, |
|Quindalup ||Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Kallaroo, |
Kinross, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Padbury
If you have two types of soil within your suburb, check the Growing Locals map to see what soil type is in your local area. Choose the relevant soil type for a list of local, native plant species, which are suited to the growing conditions of your soil type.
Growing Locals in Cottesloe Soils
Growing Locals in Karrakatta Soils
Growing Locals in Quindalup Soils