Planting season has begun! If you are planning your garden this year here are four good water conservation tips to keep in mind:
Conserve water – a healthy lawn only needs one to two inches of water per week.
- Minimize evaporation by watering your lawn or garden during the early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.
- Disconnect your downspout and direct it toward landscaped areas. Or try catching rain in a rain barrel or cistern for later use.
- Consider a porous design for your garden path. This allows water to reach the underlying soil and replenish groundwater.