Flyer for landscapers
Department of the Environment and Water Resources, September 2007
What you can do?
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 any plant material that you remove from 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.