We are very aware of the importance of having a beautiful green lawn, a garden filled with blooming flowers, or healthy veggies, and we support everybody in achieving these. However, we also care about sustainability, and water conservation is among our biggest concerns.
This is why, with summer being the peak season for water usage in America and other countries of the world, we want to talk about conserving it and give you a few tips and tricks thatwill help you do this without having to change your lifestyle drastically.
Why You Should Care About Conserving Water
Firstly, water-conserving is an easy way to contribute to reducing pollution and preventing drought in your community. But there is something in this for you, as well. During the summer months, water can account for almost 50 percent or even more of your monthly utility bill. So, conserving water is not only good for the planet but will also save you money.
With this in mind, continue reading and find out the tips and tricks that will help you be a good inhabitant of Mother Earth and save money for that exotic vacation you’ve been planning.
Know Your Soil
Some types of soil, like desert soil or clay, don’t absorb large amounts of water as easily as others. To make sure you irrigate your lawn and garden properly without producing water waste, you must know what type you have. Once you do, we recommend irrigation cycles to deliver water at a rate YOUR soil can absorb.
And, to improve your soil’s capacity of holding water, consider amending it with organic matter. It also improves the fertility and health of your soil and reduces weed growth.
We know everybody wants to create unity in their landscape, but your garden is formed of many different areas, and some, like steep slopes and isolated strips, might be difficult to water. So, for these parts, you should consider choosing shrubs and ground cover instead of turf.
Also, adding drought-tolerant plants to your yard is a fantastic idea, especially since some of them are absolutely gorgeous. Many fruit trees look beautiful, produce delicious, healthy fruits, and don’t need to be water too often. Keep this in mind and landscape wisely!
Don’t Exclude Dry Spaces
When creating your yard, don’t forget about patios and walkways. Not only do they provide space that doesn’t need irrigation, but they can also add value to your property.
If you put them in the right place and beautifully decorate them, they will become relaxing areas that will enhance your green paradise. Think about the summer gatherings and BBQ parties you can have with your friends and family on a well-built patio, little ones indulging in fresh fruits straight from the trees, and adults admiring your lush garden and praising your water conservation abilities.
Water at the Right Time
The moment you irrigate your garden is important not only for water-conserving but also for the health of your plants. Watering landscapes early in the morning is strongly recommended. This is when the air is still, and the plants are active, absorbing all the water they need, while the extra moisture will evaporate with a minimal loss. Don’t forget about the type of soil you have. If water runs off your lawn easily, split irrigation time into shorter periods. This way, you allow for better absorption.
Avoid watering in the afternoon, but especially in the evening, as it will leave everything wet all night, encouraging diseases to appear. Also, try not to irrigate your gardens on windy days, as water might evaporate before it can soak into the soil.
Use a Sprinkler
We advise you to use a sprinkler, not only for the sake of your lawn but also to make things easier for you. But, even when automatizing irrigation, you have to be careful. For instance, make sure it isn’t spraying the dry spaces, like the walkway, driveway, or house. An easy-to-move-around sprinkler is the best choice.
If you want to clean these areas, you can conserve water by replacing the hoes with a push broom!
Update Your Equipment
Yes, using sprinklers is a great choice for both your well-being and the health of your garden. However, you need high-quality, updated equipment to keep your garden lush and green and conserve water. So, check your sprinkler and, if it needs replacement, don’t hesitate. It will be a really good investment in the short and long term and, if you choose wisely, you don’t even have to spend much on a premium device.
The Carpathen Garden Sprinkler 360 Rotating is a perfect choice for both pros and beginners. It is customizable, adapting to the needs of your lawn and garden, you can move it around easily, set the distance and the amount of water necessary by rotating its arms, and the 36 nozzles will water and nurture the areas you desire. You won’t even have to worry about wasting water on the sidewalk or driveway anymore!
Spreading the word and educating others, starting with your family members and friends, is as important as doing the work. So, don’t forget to tell everybody what you know, teach them how to conserve water, and why it’s beneficial.
If your whole family contributes, your savings will be much bigger and we’ll have more people on the path of conserving water and reducing pollution!
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