Home & garden tips

We have provided some tips and advice to help you create a healthy waterwise garden and reduce your environmental impact. Follow our tips on compost and mulch and plant choice.

Man planting bush
You can still have a glorious garden by being WaterWise - simply by reducing your lawn and being clever about watering your plants. Our nursery staff have great information on WaterWise gardening and suitable plant species for your area. Nursery staff can be contacted on 131 872.  Not all WaterWise plants are natives. You can plant both native and exotic plants in your garden and still achieve a beautiful garden by clever ...
Mulch in container of plants
The best type of compost system can be purpose-designed plastic containers or metal bins, because they reduce the potential for harbouring rodents. We also have pamphlets that can help you design your own compost system. Here are a few tips to get you started: Choose a warm spot where your compost will have direct contact with the soil. Place coarse twigs on the ground for drainage and airflow. Remember never use meat or dairy ...
When cars are washed on streets and driveways, the dirty water arrives in rivers, streams, creeks and lakes. Pollution associated with car washing degrades water quality. Washing your car is only a problem if you don’t know where or how to do it correctly.  The best way to minimise the effect washing your car has on the environment is to use a commercial carwash. Most locations reuse waste water several times before sending ...
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