Responsible Gardening

Water Wise Watch: April 2019

This month at Water Wise "Protect our Species" The Earth is made up of a diverse number of elements that co-exist together to formulate a harmonious environment for all.
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How to deal with armyworm

Symptoms The appearance of chewed leaf edges on lawns, caterpillar faeces, and damage to certain plants and vegetables.
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Water Wise Watch: Mar 2019

This month at Water Wise March is the month of water! This month we celebrate water, nationally and internationally, with National Water Week from 17-23 March, and World Water Day on 22 March.
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How to encourage bees in the garden

Symptoms/Signs “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden” Elizabeth Lawrence.
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Water Wise Watch: Feb 2019

This month at Water Wise For the love of wetlands We all know that February is a month of “love” and we take some time to spoil with our loved ones.
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What to do about Brown Patch on your lawn

Symptoms Circular patches of dead/dying lawn What does this mean for me/my plants?
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Water Wise Watch: Jan 2019

This month at Water Wise Welcome back! Best wishes for the New Year!
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How to deal with flies

Symptoms Human illness from contamination What does this mean for me/my plants? Should you not wash your fruit or veggies before you use them, you could run the risk of being contaminated by disease, which flies leave behind, from decomposing organic materials.
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What to do about ants on your plants

Symptoms The pesky little pest (“gogga”) for the month of December will generally leave small heaps of fine sand on the surface above the nests on lawns What does this mean for me/my plants?
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Water Wise Watch: Nov 2018

This month at Water Wise When nature calls We need toilets! More than 4.5 billion people don’t have access to one.
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How to treat red spidermite on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for November will most likely cause fine, pale mottling with small yellow/green mites on the underside of leaves and stem.
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Water Wise Watch: Oct 2018

This month at Water Wise #WaterWise! Water Wise recently implemented its very first social media campaign, and we are very excited about it!
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How to deal with lawn weeds

Symptoms Our “visitor” of the month for October (not really a “gogga”) manifests itself in the appearance of broadleaf weeds on the lawn, patches of discoloured lawn, and even patches of soil where lawn has been completely destroyed.
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Water Wise Watch: Sep 2018

This month at Water Wise PLANT A TREE! September is a month where we celebrate the end of the cold winter and the start of spring.
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What to do about aphids on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for September will usually manifest with the appearance of colonies of aphids on young plant stems, leaves and buds, as well as honeydew on leaves and fruit, with black sooty mould, or yellowing leaves.
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Water Wise Watch: Aug ’18

This month at Water Wise Does plastic pollution affect our freshwater systems? While the focus of the war against plastic pollution is often on the effects on marine ecosystems, does plastic pollution affects our freshwater ecosystems? 
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The whimsical wonder of butterflies!

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for August, butterflies (a friendly visitor), bring colour to the garden and lots of new flowers!
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Water Wise Watch: Jul 2018

This month at Water Wise "Veggies for life, veggies for the environment" Growing your own food is not only simple and relatively inexpensive, it is great for your mind and body, and the environment too.
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What to do about cochineal on cacti and prickly pear plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for July, cochineal, are sap-sucking insects that feed only on cacti and prickly pear plants.
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What to do about thrip damage on your plants

Symptoms Our “gogga” of the month for June, thrips, are likely to cause distorted, papery leaves, with pale brown spots on them What does this mean for me/my plants?
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