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Waterwise gardening

Plant selection

Planting hardy shrubs and drought-tolerant plants will help save water.

Choose your plants based on the climate and soils of the area. Planting hardy shrubs and drought-tolerant plants will help save water.

When buying plants, look for ones with these features:

  • small leaves
  • light-coloured leaves
  • hairy or tough leaf surfaces
  • deep root systems.

In this guide:

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

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