Minimising water use on lawns and turf

A preliminary comment by SGA: For the most sustainable lawn, SGA prefers Autralian native grasses rather than varieties that can become invasive.…

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Conserving Water

Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world, yet we use more water per capita than any other country. By reducing the amount of water…

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Hydroponic Gardening

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Keeping our Stormwater Clean

With the heavy rain we have been having in most states, the importance of site planning, not just at a commercial level but also at a residential…

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SGA Footprint Flicks – Mulch Ado about Nothing

Wrap your soil up in a blanket of mulch to conserve water use, add nutrients, suppress weeds and enhance habitat. But what to use where? Meander…

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Wicking Beds

You know, I’ve been doing this horticulture thing for a while, and over that time, I’ve seen a number of garden designs, products and “innovations”…

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Irrigation in an Arid Nation

Australia is the driest inhabited continent on Earth and despite the fact that we are surrounded by water, there is precious little of the stuff to…

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Raingardens

Biofiltration systems, such as wetlands and drainage swales, help clean stormwater before it is released into waterways or used for irrigation. Rain…

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Wetlands – The Kidneys of our Waterways

Wetlands – bet you didn’t know that, besides forests, they are the most biodiverse places across this wide land, home to a startling array of flora…

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Greywater & pH

pH is different from alkalinity although the two terms are used interchangeably. Alkalinity measures the hardness or concentration of calcium…

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