During droughts, water conservation is a hot topic! But when rainfall seems adequate again, many of us forget about it. However, the last drought made many of us aware how much water is actually wasted. Because Australia is a dry continent it is important to conserve water all the time – in times of climate change we are no longer sure when the next drought will hit. And, anyway, with increasing water prices, conserving water helps the hip pocket.

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Thriving in the Heat: Managing Plant Heat Stress

As the mercury rises, your garden confronts the challenge of heat stress. Understanding how various plants respond to heat and employing appropriate…

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Water Smart Gardening 101 Video

Sustainable Gardening 101 Video Series PART 4: Water Smart Gardening As the climate changes we need to take extra care to design water smart gardens.…

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All about Mulch – Video

Wrap your soil up in a blanket of…

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Catching and Storing Water with Contour Banks

Catching and storing water with contour banks is an important aspect of creating a garden which contributes to a sustainable planet. Author Jane…

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Is Coir Soil?

Use of coir for gardening has become more popular.  It is used in a variety of ways, but from the labels on some coir products it looks like they can…

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Wicking Beds

Wicking beds are one of the gardening innovations which have become mainstream. You know, I’ve been doing this horticulture thing for a while, and…

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The Pros and Cons of Hydroponic Growing

Hydroponic farming is one of the biggest trends in home gardening. But where this growing method is really making waves is in industrial agriculture.…

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Busy person’s guide to watering systems for vegetable gardening

Suddenly working late / starting early, needing to go there / do that, results  in "oh my god you said you would water the garden for me"…

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Living Mulch: Waterwise, Firewise & Seriously Good Looking

Mulching the garden to cut-back on water-use is enshrined in garden lore. Protecting the soil from direct sunlight prevents it from getting hot and…

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Wicking Beds – Video

  Loved by many, enjoyed by…

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Irrigation Systems – Video

    Take the irritation…

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DIY Water Tank – Video

  So you want to store water…

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Going Grey Water – Video

    Just be thankful…

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Which Tank – Video

You are about to embark on a…

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