13 Nov Watering words of wisdom to save on your garden.
Water is such a crucial part of our everyday lives, yet we take it for granted. Unfortunately, we don’t have an infinite supply of this resource and therefore to look after our wallets as well as the environment we must use it sparingly. Simply fixing a leaky tap, replacing a broken seal or reducing your reticulation times can have a huge impact on your garden water usage.
If it’s time to revise your garden design or correct those inefficient water practises, then we’ve got some tips to help you out. Why not go a little lighter on your wallet, turn the tide on ridiculous wastage and show some love for our environment?
Give these simple water saving tips a try;
Basic water efficiency maintenance
You’d be surprised how easy it is to save water on your garden simply by make some small changes. With up to 40% of household water used on the back yard, ensuring your outdoor water system is efficient can significantly reduce your waste.
Basic things like turning off your sprinklers when rain is forecast, watering early in the day and reducing your sprinkler times will go a long way. Replacing old nozzles and worn seals, will minimise leaks and regular checks to ensure your irrigation system is in good working order will guarantee any problems are taken care of before they burn a hole in your pocket.
Choose water wise plants
It may seem obvious but choosing plants that will thrive in your climate and region, will lower their need for maintenance. Water wise fauna doesn’t necessarily mean the plants are plain either, with plenty of great looking plants that only need to be watered once a week.
Another thing that helps is to group plants that have similar watering habits together. This will not only make your life easier but also avoids excessive watering of plants that don’t need it.
Mulch can work wonders for your garden. It creates a protective layer on top of your soil to reduce the amount of water that is evaporated in the warm summer sun. As well as conserving water, this protective blanket also moderates soil temperature, defends against weed growth and can improve the health of your plants. Not only will your garden maintenance become stress-free, but you’ll have the bonus of nutrient rich soil once the mulch has broken down.
Proper landscape design
A garden with a conservative layout will reduce unnecessary wastage and ensure water stays where it needs to be. A professional landscape designer will be able to create a plan that is the most suitable for your area. Everything from creating shade spots, incorporating the use of paving and mulch, and installing efficient technology will all have a positive impact on your water bill.
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