Water wise garden

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Tips for creating a water wise garden:

  • Understand your soil and its conditions and get the right plants for the right place. For example, it's a folly to put in a garden using all native rainforest plants in an exposed cooler climate.
  • If you have a few signifi cant trees or other plants that may not technically be right, then give them some TLC. Seaweed-based waterings, mulch and fertilisers can all help restore vigour.
  • Add some organic matter to your soil before you plant and mix it into the existing soil.
  • Mulch well and top up mulch a couple of times a year.
  • Minimise lawns - there are many tough groundcover plants that can give you a similar visual effect.

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