Divert greywater to the garden

Divert greywater to the garden

Think of all the water that goes down the drain inside your house. Did you know that some of that greywater can be safely diverted out into the garden? It’s good for your pocket and good for the environment. Here are a few dos and don’ts for re-using greywater.

  • Use only the best quality greywater from the bath, shower, hand basin and final rinse of the washing machine.
  • Always apply directly to mulched garden beds. Don’t spray it in the air as you don’t want anyone having contact with it.
  • Use untreated greywater on trees, shrubs or ornamental perennials, but not on your vegetables, edible herbs or potted plants.
  • Don’t use greywater in areas where children and pets play.

Discover more facts about greywater usage, as well as lots of other practical tips for your garden, in our October issue, on sale now.