Waterwise Tips

Does your garden have a drinking problem? 2017-09-18T15:06:04+00:00

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Does your garden have a drinking problem?


We need more water on hot days, and so do our gardens. And just like humans, over-consumption can be a serious problem for many backyard gardens. Over-watering is common, particularly in dry regions, and peak day usage puts a lot of stress on infrastructure.

What can you do?

Avoid over-watering – once a week or even once a fortnight is sufficient (depending on levels of moisture).

A good way to test the levels of moisture is to do a “soil probe” by pushing a peg or other long sharp object into the ground – the soil is wet if it slides in easily but dry soil will make it more difficult or even impossible.

Use a water efficient sprinkler. They come in all shapes and sizes and with many different names which can get confusing! All you really need to remember is that it needs to discharge less than 9 litres per minute. Products with the Smart Approved Watermark have been tested to adhere to the irrigation guidelines.

The best time to water your garden is early morning or cool evenings in summer.

Every little bit helps…

Did you know?

  • Over half of the water we use at home is used outdoors, which makes it one of the easiest ways to save water.