There are three types of people in the world; those who love gardening, those who hate it, and those who want to love it but can't seem to commit or find lasting motivation.
For those who love gardening, it is easy to spend hours on your weekend weeding, pruning, planting, watering... it's therapeutic, productive, rewarding. Whether it's vegetables and herbs, hedges and perfectly manicured lawns, or bright flowers, all need attention and commitment. However, for those who hate any kind of gardening, these sound like the last thing they would want to do on their day off, or after work. These people either pay for someone else to do all the maintaining, or their gardens are an untamed death trap home to snakes, spiders, and are just a plain eyesore.
Then there are the people who would love to love gardening. They have moments of inspiration, but cannot trust that the motivation will last. For these people, native gardens are the answer.
Australian local natives are tolerant to the harsh diversity of our climate. They are drought tolerant, frost tolerant, lime tolerant, salt tolerant, neglect tolerant. Shrubs, trees, bushes, grasses, flowers, even fruits. It is possible to have a beautiful garden that virtually takes care of itself.
At DSM Landscape and Building Supplies, we offer a range of Australian local natives, and other tough, resilient plants, from local plant wholesalers and growers, so all our stock is acclimatized to the area.
Grevilleas, wattles, colourful proteas, climbing, creeping, callistemon, kangaroo paws, and many more.
All this said, Australian native gardens don't always belong to unmotivated gardeners... Natives can be as much or as little work as you desire them to be. They can be hedged, manicured and pruned, but they don't have to be. There is beauty in both. They just don't require as much work if you desire to spend your time somewhere other than the garden!