> Introduction

Understanding more about your soil,
careful selection of plants and the
introduction of water conservation
principles to your garden will mean
that the time, money and effort you put
into your garden will result in a healthier,
more interesting one that is appropriate
for our dry climate.

Your waterwise garden will also provide
multiple environmental benefits including:

  • preserving water, which is our most
    precious resource;

  • reducing the spread of
    environmental weeds through
    careful plant selection;

  • lowering groundwater levels, thus
    helping to control urban salinity;

  • reducing the amount of pesticides
    used on the garden, through
    healthier soil and plants.



> The Booklet

Smart Gardens for a Dry Climate (Revised
edition 2014) can be viewed as a PDF and

Smart Gardens for a Dry Climate booklet and
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City of Greater Bendigo




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City of Greater Bendigo

Coliban Water

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