Hi All, I’ve just joined so please be gentle with me!
I moved to Canberra a year or so ago into a house which has a garden that has basically had nothing done to it in two decades except killing the weeds and hiding the soil with mulch just prior to sale.
I have finally gotten round to trying to do a bit more and would like to do something about the nature strip owned by the Council. I have raked almost all the dead stuff out (filled the green bin six times and I’m still not done) and now I have an area about 20x10m with three gum trees growing in it and some scrappy grass.
I realise that the area isn’t really my problem but I want to make it look nice. Any thoughts? I’d love to plant a load of natives that don’t need much watering or fertilizing which will provide ground cover. I’m after suggestions.