Over the summer holidays, Australians put a lot of time, effort and water into their gardens. There are lots of simple ways to keep your water use down and still maintain a beautiful garden.
Applying mulch to your soil can reduce evaporation by how much?
A) 12 %
B) 19 %
C) 35 %
D) 73 %
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Gardening with low water use
Mulching your garden beds, diverting grey water from the house and laundry and choosing low-water plants are some of many ways to reduce your water use in the garden.
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