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key elements of a water wise, easy care garden

  • appropriate planning + garden design that understands user needs and site features and conditions
  • soil analysis + improvement
  • appropriate site preparation
  • reduced use of chemicals and fertilisers
  • appropriate plant selection for suitability to your area
  • choose water wise, drought, frost and fire tolerant plants
  • best practice planting techniques using water crystals
  • practical and minimal, drought tolerant grassed areas
  • increased use of lawn substitutes including native grasslands, permeable paving, mulched areas, paths and native gardens
  • reduction in use of hard surfaces
  • use of paving where you walk, stand or sit (permeable options that allow water penetration)
  • increased use of surface materials that don’t reflect and absorb heat 
  • increased use of shade
  • creation of cool zones and mini oasis
  • increased use of decorative pots and potted gardens
  • integration of productive plants for food supply
  • efficient watering + irrigation so plants receive water when and where they need it
  • on site rain water harvesting, storm water and grey water re-use
  • use of water saving practices, design principles and technologies
  • mulching to retain moisture and suppress weeds
  • appropriate maintenance
  • an appreciation that climatic conditions will get tougher in future

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