Waterwise Verge Makeover pt 1

Episode: 7
Title: Waterwise Verge Makeover pt 1
Broadcast: Sunday Dec 18th 3:30pm
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane and Darren Seinor

Today The Garden Gurus are on a mission to transform Perth’s verges one garden at a time. Trev and Daz are here to clear out the winner of the Cottage Garden makeover and add a beautiful waterwise soil, clay and compost.

  • Verges are an opportunity to rethink the appeal and functionality of your garden with view to considering water consumption. This space can be just as beautiful without using an extra drop of water come summertime.
  • Darren uses the Kanga to clear out the verge. The goal is to reduce the soil level by at least 100mm to transform the sand to soil and plant out a small space into an Australian Garden Cottage style using plants that have adapted to survive in long, hot, dry climates.
  • The team use Seasol Soil Wetter to get water penetrating evenly through the soil and get it biologically active again. This is a highly effective wetting agent which ensures water drains evenly through the soil and flows down deeply, encouraging roots to follow it.
  • Sand is a handy ingredient in creating great soils but on its own it’s a problem as it allows water and nutrients to flow right through the soil. To slow the movement of the goodness in the soil. Trev and Daz add Soil Solver to change this around. Compost and clay – perfect.

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