Garden Beds and Display Gardens are a higher maintenance form of landscaping with design and visual impact often being key features. Planting in these types of beds will include flowering shrubs, feature plants and hungry plants such as vegetables and annual flowers.
One of the main characteristics of these gardens is that there is greater nutrient removal from the soil and an increased need for water due to:
Requirements of species being planted.
Faster growth with shorter lifespans for vegetables and annual flowers.
Pruning and trimming of foliage resulting in thicker growth.
Harvesting flowers and fruit, which may have yield requirements.
Plants are not indigenous so do not have adaptations to poor and dry Australian soils.
Ornamental and display gardens with seasonal lifespans
Perennial flowering shrubs
Suitable for use in low traffic areas only, which are not subjected to compactive forces.