Many parts of the country are experiencing record droughts. In record dry year, water is a hot commodity, and it’s important to do what you can to save water. You don’t have to go without your garden, though. Take a look at the following tips for how to conserve water in the garden.
How to Conserve Water in the Garden
1. Deep Watering
Water deeply, making sure to soak the root zone rather than the whole yard.
2. Native Plants
When landscaping, choose native plants that require little or no water beyond what nature provides.
Plant groundcover plants and shade trees to help keep your yard cool.
Mulch your garden regularly to lock in soil moisture.
5. Drip Irrigation
Use watering methods such as drip irrigation or soaker hoses to reduce evaporation by directing water to plant roots.
6. Intensive Planting
Closely space plants in your raised vegetable garden, so there is less area to water (make sure to provide enough room for root development).
Follow the principles of xeriscaping, a water-saving garden design method used by many gardeners in more arid climates.
8. Build a Deck
Limit the size of your lawn by adding a deck, patio, or walkway, which also adds backyard enjoyment. This is a great way to boost home value while you conserve water.
9. Rain Barrel
Connect a rain barrel to a gutter on your home to create a ready source of water for your plants. Check your local city and state ordinances to determine if this practice is legal where you live.
10. Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
Recycle household water from drinking glasses and steaming or cooking vegetables and pasta to water plants.
They say that each drop of water in the bucket makes a difference, and in this case, it’s the literal truth. Do your best to conserve water in your garden. Thinking of precious water as an investment in your plants is a great way to help you get out of a wasteful mentality. And be sure to enhance your investment with our wide range of organic and useful products. Pure 3-Way is a sure way to prevent mold and mildew, knock out harmful pests, and benefit your plant’s foliage. Check out our products on the products page above!