Water, as we all know is essential for our lives. 75% of earth is covered with water, but still there is a scarcity of soft water. It is very necessary to conserve water for future generation. Water is used for many purposes like drinking, bathing, washing clothes, cooking, cleaning gardening and so on. Water is vital for the yard as well as for the garden, but many times the gardeners’ waste precious water in garden. But, it is possible to cut down the usage of water just by following some tips or guidelines. No matter whether your area is suffering from any natural calamities like drought or not, just follows these simple and easy steps to conserve the water on your garden.
1. Consistent watering
Consistent watering to plants and trees also helps in the conservation of water. Make a schedule for watering and stick with the schedule. This will surely cut down the usage of water in your garden or yard.
2. Water plants according to their need
Some plants need less water and some plants need more water. So, water plants as per their need and requirements. Watering as per the need of the plants helps the plant in their better growth and development and also helps in cutting down the usage of water.
3. Use groundcover
Use groundcovers for your plants and trees, if possible. Groundcover keeps your garden or your yard cool, even in warm summer. If the yard or garden is cool then plants and trees need less water and which ultimately results in less water consumption. So, by using groundcovers in your garden and yard, you can conserve precious water up to a great extent.
4. Go for different methods of watering
Various watering methods also help in the conservation of water in garden or yard. You can use many types of watering method like drip irrigation or soaker hoses in order to reduce evaporation, which in turn reduces the usage of water in garden or yard.
5. Intensive planting
Intensive planting is another one of the ways by which you can cut down the usage of water in your garden or yard. By intensive planting, we mean closely spaced plants in garden or yard. Closely spaced plants needs less water and there is also less area to water. So, intensive planting is the most easy and simple way to conserve water in garden or yard. But, intensive planting has one drawback or limitation also. Sometimes, plants do not grow properly in intensive planting due to closely spaced. So, while adopting intensive plantation in order to reduce the usage of water, make sure the roots of the plants have enough space for their development.
6. Recycle, recycle and recycle
Recycling is, no doubt one of the best ways to conserve water in gardens or yard. Recycling not only conserves water, but also increases the level of water. Recycle household water from cooking of pasta, vegetables and other food items, steaming, hard water from water purifier in your garden or yard.
7. Water slowly
Do not water your plants in a rush. Water your plants slowly and steadily. Water your plants in a way like you are having glass of water. Slow watering helps the roots of the plants to absorb water to a deep.
8. Water your garden only when it needs
Do not waste water by watering plants unnecessarily. Water plants only when they need it. A good way to save water, time, energy and money is watering plants when they need.
9. Don’t water the gutter
Always set sprinkle in a position from where water lands only on garden or lawn, and not on paved areas. Also, remember; do not water plants in windy days.
So, these are some of the ways that helps in the conservation of water in your garden or lawn. So, follow these tips, save water and enjoy the greenery!