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