The landscape industry is a major source of advice to gardeners. What you do can play a critical role in minimising the spread of invasive plants. Some things to consider include:
- Find out what plants are potential problems in your area and don't include them in garden designs.
- Replace any potentially invasive garden plants with suitable alternatives.
- Ideally, choose plants that are indigenous to the area of your garden designs.
- Know what plants are listed as noxious in your state or territory.
- Provide accurate plant lists to your clients with correct botanical names as many landscape plants are supplied without labels.
- Dispose of plant material that you remove from a garden site in an appropriate manner. Dumping plants is one of the key 'escape' routes.
- Ensure the growing media being used and mulches are free of potential invasive plant seeds and propagules.
- Seek information on potentially invasive plants.