Waterwise gardening

Plant selection

There are many native and exotic plants which look great and thrive in low-moisture environments. To find plants suited to your local area, contact a nearby nursery or see if your local council has information on waterwise plants.

When buying plants, look for ones with these features:

  • small leaves
  • light coloured leaves
  • sparse or protected pores in the leaf surface
  • hairy or tough leaf surfaces
  • internal water storage in stems, trunks or roots
  • deep root systems
  • strong internal structures.

In this guide:

  1. Plant selection
  2. Improve your soil
  3. Mulching
  4. Watering
  5. Lawn care

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