08 Aug Tips for Water Conservation Outside the Home
Water conservation is important to think about since we haven’t had much rain fall this past winter and spring. Here are ways you can conserve water outside of your home:
- Don’t over-water your landscaping.
- Water your lawn or garden early in the morning or late at night in order to allow the best chance of absorption instead of evaporation.
- Adjust sprinklers so that they don’t water the sidewalk or street.
- Don’t water on cool, rainy, or windy days.
- Equip all hoses with shut-off nozzles.
- Use drip irrigation systems instead of broadcast sprinklers, where possible, in order to minimize water evaporation.
- Plant drought-tolerant or low-water-use plants and grasses.
- Use shrubs and ground cover to reduce the amount of grass.
- Place mulch around plants in order to reduce evaporation and discourage weeds.
- Set your lawnmower blades one notch higher, since longer grass means less evaporation.
- Use a pool cover to cut down on water evaporation.
- Use a bucket instead of a hose to wash your car.
- Use a broom rather than a hose to clean your driveway.