Without doubt one of the most challenging places to garden would have to be by the coast.

Sandy soils and salt laden winds can create havoc in a conventional garden, that’s why successful coastal gardening is all about getting the right plants and advice.

It goes without saying that all good gardens start from the ground and in a coastal environments, it’s even more important. Sandy soils literally let water slip through which means plant roots barely get a drink.

When it comes to choosing plants for a coastal environment that are drought tolerant, low maintenance, look good and importantly will thrive, then it’s vital to get the right advice.

For more information of picking the right plants and tips for successful coastal gardening, head to the Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty website






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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.