As a general rule your lawn only needs 2-3 cm of water per week. To cut down your water usage even further, try to use low angle or pulsating sprinklers that produce large droplets of water opposed to a fine mist that will evaporate quicker. Routinely check your irrigation systems for leaks and fit your hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle to ensure water is not wasted when left unattended. Invest in a rain barrel to collect rain water. Be sure to find one with a spigot and suitable cover to protect from contamination and evaporation. Water collected in your rain barrel is actually better for your garden because it doesn't contain chlorine contaminants and is a t ambient temperature. Not only will these tips help protect our environment, but they will help to water down your bills as well.
Summer water Conservation tips:
- June 5, 2013
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