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Top Tips: How to Plant Native Trees and Plants

May 16, 2024 in

Each year over 200,000 native plants and trees are grown with love by the Trillion Trees Australia team and our dedicated volunteers. After purchasing native trees and plants from our native plant nursery in Perth, they can be planted out in your home garden to create your own urban forest.

Follow these simple steps to create your very own native plant paradise:


Dig a hole to fit your plant. Loosen the soil to twice the length of the pot and twice as wide to allow the roots to spread. Fill the hole with water and wait for it to drain away. Adding a wetting agent to the soil is a great idea. Place one native slow-release fertiliser tablet approx. 10cm to the side of where you will place the plant.


Remove your plant gently from the pot. Place the plant in the hole making sure the top of the soil sits just below the soil in the ground. Back fill the hole and firm the soil down around the plant.


Water your new plants in well. Native plants love liquid kelp, such as Seasol or similar, which is beneficial for improving the soil biology by encouraging micro-organisms.


To help insulate against drying out and to restrict weeds, apply mulch approx. 10cm deep, keeping it away from the stem as this can cause rot.


Water every day for the first few days, then twice a week for a few weeks, then once a week. Keep this up for the first summer until your plants are established. Watering less often, but deeply is best.

For more tips and free advice on choosing and planting native plants, please visit our native plant nursery in Perth and speak to our friendly team.

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