Within the Town there are three vegetation complexes:
The majority of the Town is located within the Bassendean Vegetation Complex. The high level of species diversity found growing on these sands is of ecological importance for overall biodiversity of the area.
The best fertilisers are the low phosphorous, river safe, organic and slow release types. These will keep your plants well fed and when used correctly (little and often), will have a low impact on the groundwater and river systems, minimising algal blooms resulting from run-off of excessive nutrients.
Composting is a great way of recycling valuable organic matter back into the garden. It benefits plants by helping retain water and nutrients in the soil, and adds to soil quality. Any organic matter can be composted – if it was once alive, it can be composted; with a few exceptions – protein eg meat, fish and fats etc can attract vermin; strong flavours e.g. citrus and onions etc are not favoured by worms and are not broken down quickly. The heap should be located in a warm sunny position in the yard, and should be accessible with a hose to maintain ideal moisture levels.