Our waterways are of vital importance in this country they provide habitat to aquatic life provide us with water for life and contribute to the outdoor lifestyle that many Australians enjoy. It is very possible our actions in the garden may affect our waterways. Chemicals applied to your garden may well end up eventually leaching into waterways.
One easy remedy is to follow fertiliser application directions from the manufacturer not over fertilise. Applying excess fertiliser does not necessarily result in increased plant growth and the excess can be leached from the soil by rain or irrigation, it is also a waste of money.
Unused garden chemicals should also be disposed of properly and not discarded down the drain or poured onto the garden.
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