Water Saving Tips in the Garden
Gardening can be a fulfilling activity to help you relax outdoors. But, if you aren't careful, an environmentally friendly activity can quickly turn into a sink for precious natural water resources.
Millions of gallons of water are used in gardens and lawns each year —many of them wastefully. Here are some ways to cut back on
the amount of water you 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.
- Check your sprinkler system regularly and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street.
- Collect and use rainwater for watering your garden.
- Direct downspouts or gutters toward shrubs or trees.
- Install a drip irrigation system around your trees and shrubs to water more efficiently.