Previously we published some simple water conservation tips you could do in your home and today we have a couple more which you can do in your garden. After all, 70% of our overall water usage is from outdoors.
- Water the garden in the morning or in the evening to avoid evaporation and water your lawn only when it is needed. If you step on the grass and it springs back up when you move, it doesn’t need water. If it stays flat, it does need water.
- Use a shut off nozzle on your hose.
- Place mulch around your plants in the garden to hold water in the soil. Mulch can also inhibit weed germination and growth while adding nutrition into the soil.
- Wash your pets outside on an area of your lawn that needs watering rather than in your bathtub. Plus it’ll save you from pulling all the pet hair out of your drain.
- When cleaning out your fish tank, use the nutrient dense water to water outdoor or indoor plants with.
- There are so many ways of conserving water, how many creative ones can you think of?