Sustainable landscaping

Water Conservation & Sustainable Landscaping

Australia is one of the driest continents on the planet. Almost all of Australia’s major population centres suffer water shortages from time to time, which come hand in hand with sometimes severe water restrictions. This means that we need to do whatever we can to reduce our water usage, especially in our gardens – one of the core concepts of sustainable landscaping – ensuring you are watering your garden right.

If you’re serious about creating a truly sustainable and environmentally friendly garden with the help of Landscaping Sydney, water conservation should be at the front of your mind. I know how hard it can be to plan a garden that doesn’t use much water, so I’ve put together a few tips to help get you started:

Think About Your Gardens Topography

Even the most challenging species will need water occasionally if you want them to look their best. You can make small changes to increase water use efficiency when planning your new garden.

For example, don’t plant a garden raised above a concrete path with no barrier to prevent water from running away. Ensure that water is contained within garden pots and beds and that it glides onto another garden bed if it has to flow somewhere. Don’t install sprinklers that spray water onto a road or veranda; think carefully about where you plant certain species.


September 18, 2023