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Waterwise design and planning

ZONING 

Most gardens have naturally damper areas, so use these for your thirstiest plants. Group plants with similar needs together to streamline maintenance.

SHELTER 

Create layers of shelter to protect your garden from winds using combinations of trees, hedges, screens and shrubs to give protection Read more

PLANTS FOR DRY PLACES 

You can't change the rainfall, but you can change your plants. Take advice from Kāpiti's experienced gardeners and nurserypeople on drought tolerant plants thrive in local conditions with less fuss.Read more

RAIN GARDENS AND PERMEABLE PAVING 

Hard landscaping choices and contouring make a difference to your garden's water use Read more

PLANTING FOR BIRDS 

Birds bring a garden to life with their antics and song. Choose the right plants for year-round, sustainable food for them Read more

PLANT DENSELY 

Planting without gaps smothers weeds and shades soil, reducing evaporation by over 60%. If you can’t afford mulch, scatter seeds of wildflowers or green crops onto any bare soil.

 

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