Evaluate the site in terms of the amount of water that falls as rain on the area or arrives as surface runoff.
Soil preparation, although normally focused on as the initial phase when planting or landscaping a garden, is actually a constantly ongoing process all year round.
Mulching - natures own protective blanket against water loss. Only deserts in nature don't have mulching to protect them.
Many gardeners overwater their gardens, and it is possible to have a lush garden while using much less water.
5. Plant Selection
Careful consideration must be given to the species (type), size
and condition of the plant, before buying it.
In most South African gardens, lawned areas make up a large portion of the garden.
7. Water Features
Aim for minimum size, with maximum effect and limited open pans of water.
The shape of the vegetable bed must not allow water run off. Although vegetables are high water users, many methods exist that will assist to produce healthy crops using less water.
Trees helps with energy conservation, air pollution reduction and property value enhancement.
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