In the garden & outdoors

Outdoor water use accounts for 25 to 50 per cent of the average home’s water usage.

Advice and help on how to save water outdoors

Gardens are an area where huge amounts of water are wasted.

Examples include leaving sprinkler systems running for unnecessary amounts of time and hosing down pathways instead of sweeping them.

It is worth thinking about reducing the amount of water you use on your garden, collecting rainwater for use and recycling greywater. With the use of water-saving technologies and a bit of planning you can have attractive and productive gardens while being wise about water.

Garden products can help make your watering more efficient such as mulches, soil wetting agents and irrigation controllers. There are also rainwater diverters to capture water to use on the garden and greywater systems to help reuse water around the home.

When to water

Watering your garden at the right time can save buckets.

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How much to water

Over-watering can do more harm than good in your garden.

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Plant finder

Help choose water wise plants that are best for our conditions.

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Designing your garden

Steps to make your outdoors great and water efficient.

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Rainwater and greywater

Saving water for a not-as rainy day.

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Pools & spas

Enjoying water, without wasting it.

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Washing the car

There are many ways to clean your vehicles without wasting too much water.

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Watering systems

The right set up can save you time and water.

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