Habitat Gardens

Just about any species of plant can provide habitat and attract wildlife, even some weeds are used by wildlife! However, weeds tend to be invasive and ultimately reduce the number of wildlife species in a garden.

A habitat garden uses locally native plants to attract wildlife as well as other features to provide areas for wildlife to feed, seek shelter and reproduce. Habitat gardens can also assist nomadic or migratory wildlife species move through the suburbs.

Garden plants which are exotic or not locally native usually are not as effective at attracting wildlife, use more water and can be invasive.

A habitat garden is often called a “bush garden” but is also a garden which has been thoughtfully planned so as to maximise the number of wildlife species which can be found there.

A carefully planned habitat garden can attract lots of wildlife species, use less water and produce flowers all year round.

Alice Springs has abundant native wildlife as well as some great resources to attract them to your garden.

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