Water efficient gardens
There are many myths about watering most of which are just that – myths.
Once established, the right plants in good soils generally don’t need additional water. By watering less frequently but to a greater depth, you will encourage deep rooted plants which will be much more equipped to withstand hot dry days. Remember to always water within the current water restrictions.
Tips for wise watering
- To see if your plants need water test the soil with your finger. It should be moist but not soggy. Always test your plants and see if they need water before turning on the tap.
- By grouping plants that require similar watering you will become more efficient in your water use.
- Consider an irrigation system which will water plants more efficiently at the roots. This will also help to reduce weeds and fungal disease.