Benefits of Verge Planting

There are lots of benefits to replacing grass verges with native trees, shrubs and flowers. Some small, some large, most hard to quantify.

Feedback from Passers-by

The garden on my nature strip is now a couple of years old. It has gone through the seasons twice. The street tree and Westringia are well established. The Austromyrtus tenuifolia (midgen berry) are growing slowly. Several of the Dianella clumps, the Kangaroo Paws, and the Dwarf Banksia are doing ok despite a harsh summer.

The responses from neighbours and other pedestrians has been almost invariably positive, although it hasn’t yet inspired any to follow suit. One neighbour got a street tree from the council but it is surrounded by grass. [continue reading…]