In the Garden Facts

Composting

In Western Australia, the total quantity of compostable organic materials reprocessed into beneficial recycled organic products is 542,342 tonnes.


Mulch can reduce water run-off by more than 70% and minimise nutrient loss. Compost Week


Around 90% of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills are a result of decomposing organic material which could be diverted. Composting garden materials and food scraps diverts this organic matter from landfill. Compost Week


Garden

Plant trees! Trees act as carbon sinks to soak up greenhouse gas emissions and provide shade for your house and garden.


It is advisable to get your soil tested, especially if you plan to create a vegetable garden.


Once established, native and adapted plants are very low maintenance, require little to no pesticides or fertilisers, and survive well on available water.


Water

Drip irrigation is the most water efficient system available to water your garden. Drip Irrigation


As a general rule, lawns only need watering every 5 to 7 days in the summer and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. A heavy rain eliminates the need for watering for as long as two weeks. American Water


Water at night, before 6am, or after 6pm to reduce water loss to evaporation.


There will be times during the year when it's either not worth trying or not possible to keep your lawn green.


Up to 60% of household water is used outdoors, much of which is wasted, so be waterwise! WaterWise


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