Grouping plants with similar watering needs

Creating zones around the garden allows plants with similar watering and maintenance requirements to thrive together.

Often referred to as hydrozoning, creating zones based on plant needs allows you to set up your garden with irrigation stations which will deliver the required amount of water for the plants, as well as help prioritise maintenance and fertilising requirements.

Think about the following zone types when setting up your garden:

  • Primary: These are high demand water areas and may require daily watering by hand. Examples include vegetable gardens.
  • Secondary: These are moderate demand water areas and thrive on the two days a week watering roster. Examples include turf and ornamentals.
  • Minimal: These are low demand water areas and may only require hand watering in the hotter months. Examples include established natives.

Watch this video to learn more about hydrozoning:

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