Water Saving Tips In The Garden

Gardening is a fulfilling and rewarding outdoor activity for many. It can also use many resources, among them water. Millions of gallons of water are used to feed thirsty gardens and lawns each year. You can use your gardening interest to preserve precious water resources.

Quick and easy ways to reduce the amount of water you buy to use in the garden:

  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass retains water better.
  • Water in the early morning, when temperatures are cooler, to minimize evaporation.
  • Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn or garden is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
  • Collect and use rainwater for watering your garden. This water is low in minerals and salts and chemical free.
  • Direct downspouts or gutters toward shrubs or trees.
  • Install a drip irrigation system around your trees and shrubs to water more efficiently.

Saving water also saves your pocketbook. Article provided by Earth Share.

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