Outdoor water use accounts for 25-50% of the average Australian home’s water use and is an area where huge amounts of water are wasted.

Examples include leaving sprinkler systems running for unnecessary amounts of time and hosing down pathways instead of sweeping them. It is worth thinking about reducing the amount of water you use on your garden, collecting rainwater for use and recycling greywater. With the use of water-saving technologies and a bit of planning you can have attractive and productive gardens whilst being wise about water.

Garden products approved to use the Smart WaterMark label can help make your watering more efficient such as mulches, soil wetting agents and irrigation controllers. There are also rainwater diverters to capture water to use on the garden and greywater systems to help reuse water around the home.

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