Conserving water in the garden
Smart water choices in the garden can lead to huge household water savings.
Small steps for big change
- If possible, wash your car on the lawn. It will water your grass and stop the chemicals going down the stormwater drains.
- Make sure you’re watering your lawn and not footpaths, driveways, the side of the house or the street.
- Check outside taps for leaks. A dripping tap can waste up to 60,000 litres a year.
- Use mulch on your garden to reduce the need for watering.
- Capture rain water in a barrel and use it for washing the car or watering your garden.
- Use a broom to instead of a hose to clean your driveway.
Thinking bigger? Why not try:
- Choose plants that fit in well with your local climate and soil conditions to reduce the need for watering.
- Instead of watering at random, check for soil moisture two to three inches below the surface before watering.