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Water Saving Tips For Water Wise Gardening

Some say saving water and irrigation are two things that do not go hand in hand – the perfect contradiction. However, this is not the case. Using water in your garden should not feel like a waste of a precious resource, as long as it is being utilized in a responsible way from which you can reap the rewards.

Here are a few water-saving tips you can use when irrigating your garden:

Plant wisely

Starting a garden is never as simple as placing roots in the soil and hoping for the best. It takes planning, dedication and a sense of responsibility. Find out about indigenous, water-wise plants for your area. Water wise planting doesn't mean only using succulents or aloes. Find plants that are beneficial in helping you conserve water in your garden. Groundcovers, for example, can spread to cover the soil, thereby helping to conserve water by reducing evaporation.

Know your garden

Not all patches in your garden require the same amount of water. Figure out how much water is needed and in what areas. If there are areas that require little water, then rather water by hand or consider alternative ways of irrigation like drip irrigation instead of sprinklers.

Maintain and upgrade your irrigation system

Check your system regularly. Fix any leaks and breakages. Make sure that no water runs where it is not needed or that leaky faucets or pipes prevent water from going where it is required. Install a Rainwater Harvesting System from which your irrigation can flow. This reduces the stress on the mainline water supply.

Take care of your soil

Compost improves soil which increases its water holding capacity. The more water your soil can hold, the less water your plants will need on a day to day basis. Mornings and early evenings are the best time to water. Less water evaporates when the temperature is cooler.

Start saving water today by installing your personal Rainwater Harvesting System at home!

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