Waterwise Resources

Our water smart factsheets provide great advice about water behaviours and water efficiency ideas for both inside and outside of the home.

Aquaponics - Gardening with fish (PDF 2.2 MB)

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing vegetables in water and nutrients).

Connecting for Sustainability (PDF 1.2 MB)

Gardening, food and sustainability resources in Townsville.

Irrigation and Leaks (PDF 771.1 KB)

Let the rain do the heavy lifting and turn your irrigation off.

Irrigation setting guide (PDF 437.4 KB)

Determine how long you should water for - as a general rule Townsville lawns require around 12mm of water, applied twice a week.

Lawn Care Guide - Fertiliser (PDF 587.0 KB)

Learn which months are best to fertilise your lawn and which fertilisers are great for Townsville climate conditions

Lawn Care Guide - Lawn Species (PDF 1.0 MB)

Learn how choosing the right turf can save you up to 13 Sundays a year.

Lawn Care Guide - Mowing (PDF 462.0 KB)

Discover why using your catcher in the wet is beneficial for your lawn.

Lawn Care Guide - Soils (PDF 940.8 KB)

What type of soil do you have? Growing a strong lawn starts with knowing your soil and understanding which one you have could mean the difference between having a strong, healthy lawn or a sick one.

Top 10 Water Saving Behaviours (PDF 1002.6 KB)

Choose your top 3 and start the challenge at your place!

Watering and Lawn Care Guide (PDF 884.7 KB)

Water no more than twice a week in the dry and never when it’s wet.