This detailed guide, written specifically for Australian conditions,
shows how to have a beautiful, bountiful garden using little or no
Given Australia's sometimes harsh climate and long-standing restrictions on water consumption, home gardeners need to be mindful of how much water they use. This book provides practical advice on growing a beautiful, bountiful garden while keeping your water usage to a minimum. Every aspect of waterwise gardening is covered: choosing the right plants for your conditions; looking after plants so they grow healthy and hardy and need minimal supplementary watering; capturing rainwater and making the best use of the water you do have. There is an illustrated A-Z guide with hundreds of plants that grow well in dry climates, step-by-step advice on capturing and storing rainwater, and information on using compost and mulches, grouping plants needing similar amounts of water, creating shade cover and reducing lawn area. With Waterwise Gardening for Australia you will discover how to have a wonderful garden no matter where you live.
Despite the extraordinarily wet spring we have had in the eastern half of Australia, no one can doubt the need for waterwise gardening. Visit towns like Roxby Downs or Alice Springs and you will really see how xeriscaping can make the desert bloom. Meanwhile, there is much to be learned by the rest of us from this very comprehensive Reader's Digest reference book written specifically for Australian conditions as it shows you how have a bountiful garden using little or no water.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st November 2010
Weight (kg): 1.086