1. Add the right mix at planting
Australian plants will grow in poor soils, but to get the best results always plant with Native Plant Mix. This specially blended mix is suitable for all Australian plants including phosphorous sensitive species such as Grevilleas and Banksias.
2. Feed regularly
Australian native plants need to be fed to encourage vibrant growth and resistance to drought and diseases. For best results plants should be fed at planting time to provide an initial boost and thereafter twice a year for consistent growth. Avoid fertilisers high in phosphorous.
3. Water and mulch
Most Australian native plants need to be watered although they tend to require less than other plants. Like all plants they need to be mulched – pinebark and hard wood natural mulches are ideal. Be waterwise and apply Richgro EZI-WET soil wetter to use water efficiently and reduce run-off.
4. Treat pests and diseases
Pests and diseases affect natives like other garden plants and are controlled in the same way. However great your garden is, there are always weeds, insects and diseases to battle! Be familiar with the normal healthy appearance of your plants so as to recognise early any problems.