Despite being public land, the cost of maintaining the verges in Australian cities usually falls to the residents or owners of individual properties.

Many councils have guidelines setting out what you can do on the verge, many provide free street trees, and some even provide plants for residents to plant.

Let’s face it though, not everybody is a gardener. Some don’t have the interest, others don’t have time or commitment. But all is not lost. [continue reading…]

Verge Gardens

Birds, Bees, Butterflies, etc

  • Birds in Backyards includes a bird finder to identify your birds, information on creating a bird-friendly space
  • Pollinator Link a not-for-profit social enterprise creating wildlife corridors for urban spaces. The concept is to use backyards, parks, school grounds and even unit block balconies to link patches of bushland habitat fragmented by our urban environment.