Although the recent drought is
significant, Melbourne has had water restrictions imposed on more than
fifteen separate occasions since the 1930's -
all of which were to conserve water during drought. Australia is the
driest continent on earth, and drought is a naturally reoccurring event
- however by respecting this and planning for it, we can still have an
attractive, enjoyable and maintainable garden and outdoor environment.
Through careful planning, we can also prepare for future climate change
- view case studies of a courtyard entertainment area
and a frontyard
garden which have been designed and successfully
maintained following waterwise principles.
Is your garden drought proof? This one is ....
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drought proof waterwise garden
Did you know that a waterwise garden
need not look harsh & uninviting?
click on image for details on how to create a
waterwise entertainment courtyard
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Drought Tolerant Waterwise Gardens
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Drought Proof your Garden with WaterWise Tips
rain water from house roof (tanks)
How much rainfall can I collect?
What tank type(s) should I purchase?
and use of grey water
What is the difference between light grey water and dark grey water?
Pros and cons of grey water use
What diverter system should I use?
of organic material such as compost or water holding granules Did you know that these elements can do your garden a lot of
4. Use of surface mulch such as eucamulch or even river
pebbles They are waterwise-friendly. Find out why.
5. Lawn Did you know that there are a number of
drought tolerant lawn varieties available?
Or why not ditch the lawn mower and replace your
half dead lawn with synthetic turf? 6.
Design Tips and
more .... Scott Brown offers more waterwise design tips