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Save Water

It is spring so we feel comfortable that water is plentiful, but what will happen in July and August when it could be a bit like a drought?

We found some tips to save water that you can apply to your garden.

  • Use landscape factory to keep the weeds out and from using up the water.
  • Put a quick release on your hose to change between sprinkler options
  • Mulch can slow down the evaporation of water.
  • Have taller grass and mow less often.  Taller grass has deeper roots, less space for weeds to grow, and needs less water.
  • Use a rain gauge to make sure your water sprinkler system is watering enough.
  • Set a timer on your hose to keep from over watering.  Have it turn off and let the water set, then have it turn on again.
  • Try drip irrigation
  • Use a rain barrel to collect water.
  • Plant drought tolerant plants.
  • Adjust sprinklers to water the lawn and not the driveway.
  • Water in the early morning to avoid evaporation.

Hopefully these tips will help your garden stay health and help save water if the summer becomes dry.