WELCOME TO THE WATERRIGHT GARDENS WEBTOOL FOR CANBERRA
This WaterRight Gardens Webtool is based on the soil, vegetation and climate characteristics
of Canberra's residential gardens. It will help you explore how much water your garden needs to
remain healthy, and the best time to apply this water. It will also help you understand what factors
affect your own garden and lawn watering needs, including plants, soil, wind, shade, rain and the season.
Is this Webtool for me?
If you water your garden or lawn, you can use the WaterRight Gardens Webtool, to develop specific watering
advice to meet your plant, soil and microclimate characteristics. The objective of waterwise gardening is
to reduce the amount of water required to maintain a healthy garden while maximising the use of rainfall.
If you rely totally on rainfall to maintain your garden or lawn, congratulations, you may not need to use
Whether or not you decide to use the Webtool, if you would like to learn more about the factors that
influence garden water use, you can refer to the WaterRight Gardens
Best Practice Guidelines and
To use the Webtool, you will need:
- Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or Mozilla (Firefox) 2.0 or above.
- A minimum screen resolution of 1280x1024.
This Webtool does not apply to:
- Established trees or plants taller than 2 metres.
- New plantings that are being established.
- Potted plants.
- Vegetable gardens and annuals.
- Indoor plants.
Information contained in and provided by this WaterRight Gardens Webtool is intended as a
guide only. Users of the Webtool take responsibility for investigating and understanding
the current water restrictions and any other Territory, Australian Government and/or other
requirements that may apply in the ACT when making selections on this Webtool and using
information subsequently provided. The Australian Government, Australian Capital Territory
Government and URS Australia Pty Ltd will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury arising
directly or indirectly from use of the Webtool and/or reliance by any party on information
and/or data obtained from this Webtool. Users make use of the data available from the Webtool
entirely at their own risk.