Plant Native Grasses in your Backyard and Watch it Come to Life
Before European settlement, much of Australia was covered in grasslands. Many of our backyard buddies rely on grasses to survive.
Native grasses are important to many insects, birds and animals. Underground, they are also important to soil organisms and earthworms, which help aerate soils, allow water to penetrate, and break down organic matter to improve soil fertility. Grasses also help to prevent erosion.
Seed giving grasses
A Small Plant with a Big Impact!
Native grasses play an important role in many habitats and they can in backyards too. Native grasses provide shelter from predators for many small creatures like finches and skinks, attract insects for other creatures to eat, and provide food in the form of seeds for many birds and other buddies.
Plant some native grasses under trees, shrubs and plants, and in empty areas of your backyard. If you do, you will soon be seeing plenty more butterflies, birds, skinks and other creatures.