Water Tips

Wise use of water for garden and lawn waterings not only helps protect the environment, but saves money and provides for optimum growing conditions. Simple ways of reducing the amount of water used for irrigation include growing xeriphytic species (plants that are adapted to dry conditions) or native species, mulching, adding water-retaining organic matter to the soil, and installing windbreaks and fences to slow winds and reduce evapotranspiration. The United Nations estimates that over the next twenty years the supply of fresh water per-person will decline by 33%, so every step to conserve water will make a difference.

Proper irrigation means a few different things. Try these tips to make sure you are watering your yard and plants in the most efficient way.
With water now considered an expensive and limited resource, all landscaping projects - residential or commercial - can benefit from this alternative.
Grass signals that it needs water by losing its spring: When you walk across the lawn and see your footprints, your lawn probably needs to be watered.
Water trees separately from surrounding plant areas. Trees like long, slow watering and generally need to be watered to a much greater depth than grass and other plants.
Recycle your grass clippings back into your lawn by using a mulching mower. This reduces evaporation, adds nutrients, and you’ll save time while mowing.
Use plants that are native to your area to avoid wasting water and to maximize the health of your plants.

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