Water Smart tips for an Eco Friendly Garden
Having an eco-friendly garden doesn’t have to be difficult. There are a number of simple things you can do to make your garden more water smart and environmentally friendly.
Here are some tips:
1. Use drought tolerant plants: Drought tolerant plants are those that require less water to thrive. By using these types of plants in your garden, you can reduce the amount of water you need to use overall.
2. Mulch: Mulching your garden helps to retain moisture in the soil and prevents evaporation. This means you’ll need to water your plants less often.
3. Group plants together: Grouping plants together helps them to shade each other and reduces the amount of water that is lost to evaporation.
4. Use a drip irrigation system: A drip irrigation system delivers water directly to the roots of your plants, which means less water is lost to evaporation.
5. Collect rainwater: Collecting rainwater is a great way to reduce the amount of water you need to use from your taps. You can collect rainwater in a rain barrel or other container and use it to water your plants when necessary.
6. Water in the morning: Watering your plants in the morning means that less water will be lost to evaporation during the day.
7. Use a soaker hose: A soaker hose is a type of hose that allows water to seep out slowly and evenly, which reduces runoff and waste.
8. Use native plants: Native plants are those that are naturally adapted to your local climate and thus require less water to thrive.
9. Compost: Composting helps improve the quality of your soil, which in turn helps your plants to need less water.
10. Get a water-efficient toilet: If you have an older toilet, it may use up to 3 gallons of water
By following these tips, you can create an eco-friendly garden that is also water-smart. This will help you to save water and conserve resources, which is good for the environment and your wallet!
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