The integration of irrigation

Published on: 11 Jan 2022


The principles of sustainable
landscaping water management




The Oaklands Green masterplan is being recognised as a blueprint for many future urban developments around the state. Being able to provide such a wide selection of affordable homes that meet so many different buyers’ needs is one the foundations of the project. Another, is the large amount of open space that residents will be able to enjoy.


Of course, one of the major responsibilities that come with developing a neighbourhood offering such a high portion of greenery and plant beds is ensuring they are adequately watered.


This is why a great deal of attention has been paid to this aspect of Oaklands Green. With a holistic solution for the development based on world-recognised landscape architecture.


The principles of sustainable landscaping water management


1. Harvesting Natural Water 

With a wetter than normal summer predicted, not to mention the usual summer storm deluges, we need to ensure this rainwater is put good use. Therefore, there will be a large number of strategically placed storm drains installed around the development, fed largely by hidden, subterranean channels. 


2. Hydrozones 

Wherever possible, our landscape designers will group grasses and plants according to their water requirements. These areas are called Hydrozones. These are a very effective way of reducing water wastage and improving irrigation efficiency, and at the same time, they’re a good way maintaining the health and improving the longevity of the plants.


3. Mulch and Tanbark 

You’ll find these soil coverings are pretty widespread these days, because they offer such effective benefits. Apart from their aesthetic appeal (their variety of shades and colours are loved by landscapers the world over), these natural coverings help restrict the growth of weeds by blocking sunlight – and at the same time, they prevent moisture in the soil from evaporating.


4. Drought resistant plants 

This year’s predictions for a wet summer shouldn’t undermine the fact that our rainfall levels are still reducing year on year. That’s why our landscape designers will make extensive use of native plants and other drought-tolerant species that will naturally require less water than their counterparts.


5. Shade 

Our Oaklands Green neighbourhood is well known for its shading tree canopy. While the development of the area will see some trees being removed, these will be replaced and added to. In fact, upon completion, the area will have around 40% more trees – providing shade for residents when they’re out and about and helping prevent evaporation of precious water.


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