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Outdoor water use accounts for 25-50% of the average home’s water

Gardens are an area where huge amounts of water is wasted. Big culprits are leaving your sprinkler system running for longer than you need to, and hosing down pathways instead of sweeping them. It's 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 while still being wise about water.

Garden products approved to use the Smart Approved WaterMark label can help make your watering more efficient. This includes 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.

When to water?

How much to water?

 Watering systems

Rainwater tanks

Understanding greywater

Mulch and compost

Car washing

Pool and spa