Garden Design Requiring Low Water Maintenance

by Ri Industries Ri Industries

Tending a garden in South Australia can be a challenge due to our dry climate, but it is possible to design a garden to use less water. The following tips come via Hunter Water and can be useful to help you design a dream garden for your home.

  • Construct draining ditches so that they finish in garden beds.
  • Paths and courtyards can be pitched to drain to garden beds
  • Decks, gravel paths and gravel edges to paving can allow water to
    soak into the ground.
  • Minimise lawn areas with paving, paths, decking and garden beds.
  • Minimise the number of pot plants as they dry out quickly and use more water than the same plant in the ground.
  • Minimise evaporation by using trees, fences, garden walls and shade cloth.
  • Mulch is magic for water saving. It reduces moisture loss but also suppresses weeds, maintains soil temperatures and generally improves the soil.
  •  Group similar plants according to their water needs and you will reduce your overall
    watering need.

Learn how the Ri –Treat Waste Water System can recycle your waste water for use in your garden and find even more helpful tips in Ri Industries blog “Tips to Save Water in the Garden.”