Yeah summer is almost here!
As such, as the temperature increases it becomes extremely important to try to conserve water: our most important resource.
Here are some quick and easy ways to conserve this resource.
– Keeping your yard looking good is high up there on people’s lists. To save water only water your lawn when it needs it and only do it in the morning of evening. Watering your lawn in the heat of the day causes evaporation before your yard gets to soak it up. It can also have the opposite effect and scorch your yard instead. You should also make sure that your sprinklers are working properly and faced in the direction of your lawn.
– When planting vegetation it is a good idea to plant species that do not require a ton of water. You can also surround your plants with mulch. This will help with moisture retention and prevent evaporation.
– If you are going to install a fountain make sure to not install one that sprays water into the air. Droplets get caught in the wind and are blown out of the fountain and into the surrounding area. This is a big waste of water. Install a drip or wall fountain that keeps the water flat on a surface instead.
– Gather rain water in a barrel. This can then be used to water or irrigate your plants and lawn. It is a great way to save water and lower your bill as well.
With all this saving water, what else can you do to be green?
Article written by Ashley. When she isn’t freelance writing she can be found reading at the beach or taking photographs