Australia has just endured one of its driest winters and little relief is on the horizon with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting an even drier and warmer summer. Being mindful of water use is now top of mind for many households as these severe conditions continue to affect communities around the country. This is particularly important in the garden where there is huge temptation to drench withering plants struggling with the heat.
“Rather than a light sprinkle daily, it’s much better to give plants a thorough, deep watering less often," says Alyce Rigby, product manager at Nylex. "It encourages plant roots to grow down into the soil, where it’s cooler, and promotes a firm, more dry-tolerant root system."
Here are her top tips for saving water in your garden.