When you think about saving water, it's easy to think just about your garden. But there are other opportunities. Consider your paved areas, cars, pool or spa. In this section you'll learn how to use and save water all around your home.
Another way to make a valuable contribution to reducing water use is through rainwater collection. It can also help reduce your costs, and improve South Australia's sustainability. For advice on the collection of rainwater for drinking purposes, check out SA Health's handy facts.
Thriving gardens create value in our lives by keeping our gardens and homes cooler, reducing our energy bills, increasing our property’s financial value, and improving our overall wellbeing.
By adopting water efficient techniques, essential in our dry South Australian climate, you can create, maintain and enjoy a green, healthy garden all year round.
Here are few tip and tricks to help you create your water efficient garden – no matter how big or small.
Whether you’re establishing a new garden, revitalising a neglected one or adapting an existing one, it’s important to think about what you want your garden to achieve and how you can make it water efficient.
Here are three tips to set you on a path to success.
For plant specific information contact your local nursery or visit the Nurseries SA website.
While many people let their gardens go during the summer, there are some simple ways you can maintain a healthy green space while remaining water efficient.
These four tips will help keep your garden green without using a lot of water.
While a green, healthy garden provides shade and cooler areas to enjoy, you can reduce temperatures even further with just a small amount of water. Using water to cool your garden can also reduce your reliance on air conditioning and reduce your carbon footprint.
SA Water have been working with local councils to demonstrate the cooling benefits their irrigated parks provide the community. This interactive map will help you discover the best locations to keep cool. With live temperature readings at each location, features of each park and a photo of each location. You can view the map and add any suggested parks here.
If you’re looking to use water better in your garden, watch the video below for some handy tips.
Here are some great water efficient ideas to keep your garden thriving despite the heat.
Here are some great tips for creating a water efficient garden that will thrive all year round.
Like all South Australians, we've become very good at managing water. See what we do every day to ensure a healthy water supply now and into the future.