Some advice from the latest Enviropaedia newsletter:
- Always water your plants during the early morning hours or in the evening. Between 10:00 and 15:00 you can lose up to 90% of water to evaporation.
- Focus on indigenous and non–invasive alien plants with low water demands.
- Roof water can also be profitably stored in tanks for watering gardens.
- Use “grey water” from baths, washing mashines and other safe sources to water your garden.