Gardens and Water Restrictions

Water restrictions don’t mean you have to give up any plans for having a beautiful garden. Your garden is still very important in terms of your quality of life, your family activities, your property value and the environment at large.

Water restrictions do mean we have to rethink how we garden, how we “spend” water and how we save and recycle water. We can help you create a beautiful garden that is water efficient by advising you about:

  • Choosing low water use plants
  • Garden design that groups plants according to their water needs.
  • Thorough soil preparation, adding organic matter to increase your soil’s water- and nutrient-holding capacity.
  • Use of soil wetting agents and other new products to help water penetrate and hold in your soil.
  • Choosing the right mulch.
  • Efficient irrigation systems that comply with current water restrictions.
  • The pros and cons of lawns.
  • Use of rainwater tanks and grey water.

Phone Helen to discuss how she can help you plan a more waterwise garden during a garden consultation.

Water restrictions

In the Sydney area, Level 1 restrictions are now in place.

You can water your garden before 10am and after 4pm using a hose with a trigger nozzle fitted.

You can use any type of irrigation system before 10am and after 4pm. 

No hosing of hard surfaces except for health and safety purposes or emergency or construction activities.

Details are at www.sydneywater.nsw.gov.au.