Striking the right balance is something we all strive to achieve, whether it’s in our work, our normal lives, our relationships and even in our gardens.

Yes, our gardens. And when I’m talking about the right balance here, it’s not necessarily just about the way the garden looks, it’s about the way the garden works.

We all know gardens come in all shapes and sizes and uses. However, there are plenty of considerations when it comes to establishing a well-balanced garden.

Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges have produced two plant and information packed booklets: Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden & Adelaide Gardens – promoting:
– Decreasing gardening and time commitments
– Reducing garden maintenance costs
– Conserving local native plants and animals
– Making urban areas more ecologically sustainable
– Maintaining a garden in a wildlife-friendly way
– Establishing a natural habitat garden
– Styles of natural habitat gardens: bush, cottage, contemporary, etc
– Waterwise and drought tolerant plants – bushes, trees, shrubs, for pots, etc)
– Attracting wildlife to the garden

For more information on creating an ecologically well-balanced and healthy garden simply head to the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty website






About The Author

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.