Water Wise Plants

Water Wise Plant Selection (69KB)
Careful consideration must be given to the species (type), size and condition of the plant, before selecting it. Indigenous plants offer a range that are most suited...
Choose Water Wise Plants (2.5MB)
There are many beautiful plants which are naturally drought resistant and require little watering once established.
Water Wise Plant Characteristics (4.7MB)
Plants have adapted to the various climates and microclimates they occupy. Some of the adaptations are physical, eg. cacti in lower water areas have fleshy stems...
Water Wise Lawn (59KB)
In most South African gardens, lawned areas make up a large portion in the garden. By reducing the amount of lawn area or by replacing some lawn with either hard...
Create a Water Wise Lawn (418KB)
Lawned areas have long been traditional in South African gardens, but are they really appropriate here? British settlers brough in the idea of lawns, but Britain...
Water Wise Trees (59KB)
This document covers: why we should plant trees, how to grow a tree with a strong root system to improve its ability to take up water, Water Wise forest (trees), indigenous vs exotic.