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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Rainwater & Tanks

A rainwater conservation system involves collecting rainwater from the roof and storing it in a tank for later use as irrigation water. Recycling…

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Sub-surface Irrigation Systems

For many of us, watering the garden has always been a bit of a “hit and miss”, and all too often it seems like too much hard work. To take the stress…

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Water Sensitive Urban Design

Many professionals in the gardening and landscaping industry are exploring ways of creating more sustainable landscapes. Water Sensitive Urban Design…

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Greening a Harsh Environment

Hillside, in Melbourne's outer north-western suburbs, is experiencing a housing boom. New streets and homes are springing up everywhere. But it's one…

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Greywater Info

So what is greywater? Greywater! A few years ago this was a fairly uncommon term to most of us, but nowadays we can't go to the nursery or turn on…

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Greywater Detergents

If you want to re-use your greywater, you need to be careful of the washing agents used. Salts Salts (sodium sulphate) are a by-product of the…

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Which Tank Should I Get?

As summer becomes a distant memory and the weather begins to cool, many of us have been privy to an unusual phenomenon... rain! With all the wet…

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Stormwater Runoff

Gardening practices have an important influence on the quality of water in our streams, creeks and bays. Australian soils and waterways are generally…

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Watering Methods

There are many different ways to water your garden. The most important thing is not to over or underwater. It is easy to forget to turn off a…

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Water Storage Crystals

Water crystals - this has got to be one of the hottest topics at the moment... and I'll give it to you straight.. I don't use them. Ever. I have…

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Real Turf / Fake Turf / No Turf

It's time to talk turf... we've had a bit of rain, the soil is warming up, and loads of people are starting to think about sowing seed, rolling out…

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