I was fed up with mowing the grass in front of my house. When the Brisbane City Council introduced a policy to allow verge gardens, that was my ticket to freedom.
I asked the Council for a street tree and planted the lower plants around it,
in accordance with their guidelines.
I learned a lot and got many more benefits than 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. Freedom!
Native gardens are less work than lawn and use less water.
See 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