Esperance Farm Trees

Coastal Gardening in Esperance

Coastal Gardening in Esperance

Esperance Farm Trees

If your lucky to live by the ocean you will know how difficult it is to create a garden that has to cope with onshore winds, sandy soils, excess salt and long, hot, dry summers. However there is good news, Esperance is blessed with a wide range of native coastal plants that are not only beautiful but also hardy, drought tolerant and resiliant to harsh conditions. Using these plants you can create any sort of garden you like; Cottage, Formal, Contemporary Japanese or a Natural Habitat garden.

Esperance Farm Trees
Esperance Farm Trees

Native plants have a huge range of benefits

Minimal watering
Low maintenance
No need for Fertilisers and pesticides
Provides food and shelter for local fauna
Diverse in flower and foliage colour
Save money and time

Esperance Farm Trees
Esperance Farm Trees

Create your own coastal garden

1. Weed and Mulch

Mulch can be leaf litter, composted pinebark, gravel (my favourite, especially on windy exposed sites).

2. Plant

Use locally grown site-specific plants. Planting is best done in autumn and winter after a good soaking rainfall. Plant deep and make a well around the plant to hold water. Keep mulch away from the plant stems.

3. Water

It's best to water at least once a week in the first summer and prior to an oncoming heat wave. After the initial summer they should cope with rainfall alone.

4. Maintaining your garden

Weed control, light trimming after flowering, replace old plants, maintain mulch – EASY.