Growing 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 such as insects, reptiles 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.

Soil types

Within the City of Joondalup there are Cottesloe, Karrakatta and Quindalup soil types. Native plants thrive in the right soil conditions.

Soil Types Suburbs with Soil Type
Cottesloe Soils Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Duncraig, Edgewater, Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kinross, Marmion, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Padbury, Sorrento
Karrakatta Soils Craigie, Duncraig, Edgewater, Greenwood, Kingsley, Padbury, Warwick, Woodvale
Quindalup Soils Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Kallaroo, Kinross, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Padbury

View the Growing Locals brochures for more information:

Growing Locals in Cottesloe Soils

Growing Locals in Karrakatta Soils

Growing Locals in Quindalup Soils

If you have two types of soil within your suburb, check the map in the Growing Locals brochure to see which soil type is relevant for your garden.