In this episode we look at being water-wise when gardening. Adopt a waterwise approach to landscaping your garden through the following steps.
- Observing your garden at different times of day to see where the shady spots are and which are the sun-drenched hot spots.
- Design – Sketch your garden on paper, noting existing features such as large trees, pools, taps, pathways and benches.
- Plot zones on your plan indicating what you’ll use each area for.
- Group together plants that have similar water needs.
- Layout – Outline garden beds using a rope and pegs for straight lines, and a hosepipe for curved lines.
- Buy plants for each bed, according to your plan, and add a little fertiliser to each hole as you plant to give them a good start.
- Spread a thick layer of mulch over the whole bed to ensure moisture does not evaporate too quickly and to keep weeds down.
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