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Water use in the garden

Gardening is the most popular recreational activity in Australia. We can help you know how to water your garden efficiently, how to use grey water, if you should get a water tank and how to look after food plants. Even we at savewater were surprised at how easy it is to use water more efficiently. Water efficient gardens are green and flourishing and save you time and money.

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In this section...

  • Garden design
    Find out how microclimates, waterzoning and irrigation design can all help you save water in your garden.
  • Gardening with rainwater
    Rainwater tanks, traditionally an icon of the Australian outback, are becoming a more common feature in urban communities. See how you can use a rainwater for your garden.

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