A sustainable approach to water includes not only where your water comes from but how you use it. Some simple advice will help you use your valuable water to make a great garden. Before you even consider watering, push aside the mulch, stick your finger into the soil – if it is moist below the surface you don’t need to water. This is a repost of one of our most popular posts with over 5,000 reads.
The last decade has seen innovative irrigation technological development. Initially developed and tested in a commercial environment this technology is now being applied to residential gardens. A recent Australian publication ‘Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape’ (Connellan 2013) is an important resource
There seems to be an app for everything these days which led me to write my last post Water Wise iPhone Apps. Whether we want to do more ourselves or even show our friends how easy it can be, there are countless apps to save money while living a more eco-friendly life. With more and more smartphones on the market I decided
Hot, lazy days are just around the corner. We will be taking cool drinks on the veranda because a good gardener gets ready for summer in Spring and then retires to the shade. Here are half a dozen hot tips so your garden stays cool. Get the right plants. Many wonderful plants are tough as nails and will not need any assistance.
Spring has sprung and it’s time to get down and dirty in the garden. There is no better time than the start of Spring to give your garden a much needed make over. Just as you want to get your beach bod and a fresh hair cut for the summer months – your garden needs some love as well. Here are some great tips and a detailed video of how to not only revamp your garden but ensure it is water efficient for the future as well. The makeover starts now!
Arron Wood launched the SmartGardenWatering website earlier this month at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. The SmartGardenWatering application is a fun and informative way to find out exactly how much water your garden needs. You can simply plot out your current garden, or get creative and plug in the plants that you would like to see in your dream garden and see how much water it would use. The app includes the ability to share the garden you’ve created on Facebook, and you can check out the gardens other people have posted too! Arron Wood was Young Australian of the Year in 2001, and has received a number of other national and international accolades for his work with the environment and the Kids’ teaching Kids’ movement, including the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2007. Make sure you check out the video below of Arron at the launch.