Unfortunately, the biggest offender in the water-guzzling stakes is also that part of the garden we seem to love the most, the lawn. Up to 90% of water used in the garden goes on to the lawn. By reducing lawn size by 50% you can save up 50,000 litres of water a year. So rather than laying a fence-to-fence lawn, make the lawn a section of your back yard defined and framed by pavers and plant beds.
Also ensure you’ve got the most appropriate lawn for your garden by consulting a turf specialist who’ll do the leg work when it comes to picking a drought tolerant grass.
Not only will you save on water but your prized piece of green will take pride of place.