How to Save Water in Your Garden: 10 Steps to Follow

Posted by on March 26, 2021 in Eco-Friendly with 0 Comments

Water is essential when you want to have a beautiful garden and yard. If you want to minimize your water bills and be more environmentally-friendly, you should consider several steps to save water. There are ways to achieve this, and you will find suggestions in this article.

10 Easy Ways to Save Water

When you have plants and grass, you cannot stop watering them altogether. Instead, there are ways to approach this process in a smarter way and water them effectively. Besides using an effective traveling sprinkler, there are other ways you can improve the watering of your garden while reducing water consumption. Here are some recommendations:

1.    Avoid overwatering

Using too much water on your plants is a common issue. A lot of people leave their sprinklers or other watering systems on for way longer than necessary. Not only it wastes water but can be detrimental for your garden, as it can lead to rotting of the roots and fungal growth. To solve this problem, a smart idea would be to have a specific watering schedule.

2.    Leave more grass

Over-mowing your lawn means that more soil is exposed, and, therefore, water evaporates quickly. When you leave about 2 inches of grass after mowing, you ensure that there is enough shade to keep water in the soil for longer.

3.    Consider using a rain-shutoff system

If you use an irrigation system, you should consider adding a rain-shutoff device to it. Its goal is to stop watering plants when there has been enough rain. The device is not too expensive and works automatically, so it saves you effort and money on water bills.

4.    Get an updated irrigation system

Water emitters evolve every year, so if you have had them for years, it may be high time to upgrade them. A modern irrigation system will be more efficient, and thus you will be able to use less water.

5.    Collect rainwater

You can use rainwater for watering some plants manually, and there are also certain ways to incorporate it to the irrigation system that you currently use. This approach is not only environmentally-friendly, but this type of water is also great for plants.

6.    Get a smart controller

If you notice that your water bills have been enormous, it’s important to use the most modern solution. A smart controller for an irrigation system will significantly reduce your unnecessary water waste.

7.    Look for leaks

Another problem that most people don’t pay attention to includes various leaks in hoses, faucets, or any part of the irrigation system. It’s a good idea to check for any leaks every week because they often go unnoticed.

8.    Get plants that don’t need too much water

If you are still picking plants for your garden, consider those that can tolerate reduced watering. There are many plants out there that grow best in low water environments. You can select some species based on where you live.

9.    Don’t forget about mulch

Mulch is often overlooked but it can be a great way to keep moisture in the soil. It’s better to study which type of mulch will work for your garden; it has to be organic. This may include certain leaves, pine needles, wood chips, etc.

10. Make sure you water the soil

The problem with cheap water sprinklers is that moisture evaporates quickly from the leaves of the plants. An irrigation system solves this problem by watering the soil, thus reducing water bills and preventing potential problems with plants.

Use These Methods and See the Effect

As you can see, it’s possible to reduce the amount of water you use without too much effort. If you implement at least some of these recommendations, you will certainly notice the results in just a few weeks.

Do you have any other suggestions to save water? If so, tell us in the comments below. Also, please share the article with those who may find it interesting.

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