10 tips for water conservation

Improving the aesthetic look of your property, installing new features into your yard, or finally tackling that task that you’ve been eyeing for years are just some of the reasons why people consult with Eden Garden Supply. Our high quality supplies are essential to making any domestic or commercial property better, and we’re also dedicated to improving the environment. Water conservation is one of the first steps toward going green, and here are the top ten tips we’re recommending you consider:

 

1)      Prevent runoff through material selection. By choosing porous materials for patios, walkways, or other additions you can actually prevent excess water runoff. This helps to retain the existing water in your yard.

2)      Plan your planting. By collecting plant life with similar watering needs together, it reduces the amount of overwatering/under-watering.

3)      Seasonal planting. Plating during the Spring or Fall seasons requires less initial watering.

4)      Avoid grass on inclines. Steep inclines have trouble retaining water, which means if you are only planting grass there; it can be difficult to keep hydrated.

5)      Let the leaf lie! Leaf litter that condenses on top of soil keeps the ground temperature cooler and reduces evaporation.

6)      Spread organic mulch. A suitable layer of organic mulch in your planting beds minimizes weed growth, retains more water, and reduces evaporation. Consider using 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch, depending on the size of the bed.

7)      Give Mother Nature a little direction. You can make the water runoff from rain on your roof work for you, by using gutters to capture that water, and by using downspouts to direct it right into your planting beds.

8)      Mow with care. By adjusting your lawnmower to only cut at a height of 1.5 to 2 inches, the grass will shade roots and hold moisture.

9)      Aerate your lawn. Periodical aeration with holes every six inches gets more water down to the roots.

10)   Let it brown! Letting the grass brown in the winter is okay. The grass sits dormant and only needs to be watered about once a month.

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