Gardens can be very water intensive. South Africa has a limited amount of water available due to our lower than global average annual rainfall and concerned consumers are looking for ways to contribute towards preserving our environment, as well as saving on high water bills. Our growing population leads to an increase in water consumption and many disadvantaged rural communities still do not have access to adequate clean water resources. This means that urban South Africans with regular access to water need to ensure that every drop is used to the maximum.
What should our family do?
This does not mean that urban families should abandon their ideal of a beautiful garden. The decision to plant and nurture a garden makes a significant contribution to improving the value of your home and also offers your family the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.