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Jun 25

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 10 Ways To Conserve Water - Save Water on Earth - DON'T WASTE !! Initiate With Me... and all year long!

  • Water only when the yard or garden needs water, focusing on the root zone. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.
  • Water slowly and thoroughly in the early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest.
  • Use a kitchen or portable timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off or purchase an inexpensive hose timer.
  • Let grass grow taller in hot weather to preserve moisture.
  • Use mulch in the garden and around shrubs to save moisture.
  • Plant native plants and shrubs that don't need a lot of water.
  • Consider alternatives to big, thirsty lawns.
  • Water trees slowly, deeply, and infrequently to encourage deep rooting.
  • Aerate lawns regularly and use mulch around plants to reduce evaporation.
  • Use a hose nozzle that can be shut off.
  • To avoid leaks, shut off water at the hose bib when finished.
  • Use a broom - not water - to clean driveways, walks and patios.
  • Use the timer on your automatic sprinkler system.
  • Check irrigation system for leaks. Repair, replace or adjust sprinkler heads, as needed.
  • Micro and drip irrigation and soaker hoses are the most efficient way to water plants and shrubs.
  • Check your faucets, indoors and outdoors, for leaks.
  • Plant in the spring or fall when watering requirements are lower.
  • Spreading a 2 to 4 inch layer of organic mulch or bark around plants and trees helps them retain moisture and reduce watering frequency.
  • Use Xeriscaping when designing a garden.
  • Use a pool cover to cut down on evaporation

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