One of the key threats to remaining biodiversity is loss of habitat. Creating a garden with plants from the local area will help to increase habitat for local animals and insects.
By increasing biodiversity in your backyard you can also:
Weeds - many of which are garden escapees - also threaten our remnant habitats. By removing potential weeds from our gardens, we can reduce the threat of weed invasion.
Whether you have a large garden or courtyard home there are lots of things that can be done to help protect biodiversity.
To encourage the community to plant local indigenous plant species at home, Council, in conjunction with the Urban Forest Biodiversity Program, Our Patch, Campbelltown Landcare and with expert advice from SA Indigenous Flora produced a Backyard Biodiversity booklet. This booklet is a guide to biodiversity in the Campbelltown Council area and provides recommendations for planting in your own backyard.
Council also has also published Garden Weeds and Bushland Invaders to help you recognise and eliminate weeds from your garden, particularly those that can escape into the bush.
A Sustainable Landscapes Guide that can also help you to decide what plants you may want to put in your garden has been developed by the Local Government Association of South Australia in partnership with other agencies. The Sustainable Landscapes Guide can be accessed by clicking here.