Waterwise House and Garden
A Guide for Sustainable Living
Shows how we can contribute to conserving water, our most precious resource, in our home and garden.
This practical guide shows how we can contribute to conserving water, our most precious resource, in our home and garden. + Full description
Waterwise House and Garden takes a planned approach to saving water in the home using different household reticulation options including the use of rainwater tanks and recycling greywater. It shows how to eliminate unnecessary watering in the garden by working with nature to create a garden that is both enjoyable and sensitive to the environment.
It explains the science behind survival strategies of plants in dry conditions, shows how soil and water interact, and demonstrates how to improve the soil in your garden. Included is an extensive list of native and exotic plants that are tolerant to dry conditions in both tropical and temperate climates.
The result is an accessible and informative resource guaranteed to help you reduce the environmental impact of everyday living, and dramatically reduce your household water bill in the process.
Shortlisted in TAFE Vocational Education category in the 2003 Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
"Given the nation's propensity for hosing driveways during droughts, I can't help thinking that a copy of Waterwise House & Garden should be mandatory reading for all households . . . Invaluable companion reading to the big, glossy gardening books - it will show you how the garden of your dreams can sit lightly on the land."
Good Reading Sep 2003
". . . an accessible and informative resource guaranteed to help you reduce the environmental impact of everyday living, and dramatically reduce your household water bill in the process."
acsGarden.com, 13 Oct 2003
"Windust shows us that a beautiful and water-conserving garden is simply a matter of good plant selection, soil improvement and efficient watering practice."
Habitat Australia, April 2003
"Given the recent drought and the dry nature of our continent … this new book is a timely offering."
Burke's Backyard Magazine, April 2003
"The drought has been a timely reminder of just how precious water is; this guide can help you cut your home and garden water consumption in half."
Grass Roots, April/May 2003
"This is an excellent small book for anyone wishing to save water in their garden."
Andrew Seccull (The Age 22 March 2003)
"In the world's driest continent, this book should become a bible."
Domain - The Age, 19 March 2003
"This timely and practical guide by Victorian author Allan Windust can help you to minimise your water usage at home and design a garden that tolerates less watering."
Country Style, March 2003
"Allan Windust's book shows how you can cut your water bills and keep a good garden"
Herald Sun, 1 March 2003
"Allan Windust skips the politics of the drought and focuses on practicalities…"
The Weekend Australian, 1-2 March 2003
DetailsePDF | January 2003
Publisher: Landlinks Press
- The value of water
- The importance of plants
- The house and garden system
- Waterwise strategies
- Waterwise options
- The theory and practice of mulching
- Planning your waterwise garden
- What to do during drought
- The future
- Appendices: The importance of water to plants; Australian plants tolerating very dry conditions; Exotic drought-tolerant plants; Fire-retardant species; Drain stranglers and cloggers; Wastewater reuse EPA guidelines; Water audit; Publications