Green Roofs and Rain Water Tanks: Creative Ideas for a Greener Garden

In a world where the effects of climate change are increasingly felt, the need for environmentally responsible and sustainable practices cannot be overstated. To this end, a few municipalities in Perth, WA impose restrictions on non-essential water use (such as the use of sprinklers to maintain lawns) and strictly enforce conservation measures whenever local reservoirs fall below optimal levels. Homeowners are also proactively adopting greener gardening practices. (more…)

Using Rainwater Tanks and Other Tips for Gardens with Edible Plants

With the right plant selection and proper care, your backyard can be a great source of fresh produce and organic ingredients. Instead of tending to purely decorative grasses and flowers, consider growing vegetables and planting fruit-bearing shrubs, herbs, and edible plants. You can even rotate your crops every season to take advantage of the weather and enjoy various delightful treats all year-round. (more…)

Rain Harvesting and Water Filtration: An Answer to Depleting Supply

Water conservation is one of the most important environmental issues today. As clean water becomes scarcer, especially in times of drought, people try to find ways to get clean water wherever they can. Most people rely on water utility companies, but there has been a growing interest in generating clean water by harvesting it from rain. (more…)

Healthy Plants: How to Enrich the Soil in Your Raised Garden Beds

Whether you are new to raised bed gardening or already a pro, you can always use a few tips on soil conditioning and maintenance. Like any garden soil, you need to restore the depleted nutrients in the soil of your raised garden beds. Although you can always add organic fertilisers, they’re not an end-all-be-all answer to your soil quality. Soil in raised garden beds typically needs to be replaced after a few years, but by following the tips below, you won’t have to replace your soil at all. (more…)

Benefits of Using Water Tanks in Perth Instead of Recycling Grey Water

With a bit of creativity, you can reduce your water consumption and household expenses. For starters, you may want to take quick showers, do the laundry less frequently, and cut back on watering the garden. You should also make sure all taps are shut off when not in use, have the plumbing system maintained accordingly, and consider replacing your fixtures with water-efficient ones, especially when you detect leaks with regularity. (more…)

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