The conservation of water has become an integral practice everywhere, even in the areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on utility bills, the conservation of water also helps to prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds.
It is essential for every individual to do their part in conserving water for the overall well-being of community which helps to protect the earth. You may already be taking enough steps inside of your home to conserve water including taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, and insulating water pipes. Whatever you are doing inside of your home for the conservation of water, try replicating your efforts on the outside of your home as well. Here are some of the helpful tips for you to conserve water outside your home:
Water your lawn only when it needs it- There is a good way to check if your lawn needs watering- step on the grass. If it springs back up when you move, it doesn’t require watering. In case it stays flat, the lawn is ready for watering. Additionally, letting the grass grow taller will also promote water retention in the soil. When watering the lawn, do it long enough for the moisture to soak down to the roots where it will do the most good. A light sprinkling can evaporate quickly and tends to encourage shallow root systems.
Be sprinkler savvy- When it comes to keeping your yard looking its best, your automatic sprinkler can be a huge help. But apart from that, it can also be a huge water saver. First, make sure that your sprinklers are watering your lawn, not the driveway or road, and frequently check the system for leaks. Consider installing rain or moisture sensors that will turn sprinklers off when it’s raining or if the ground is already saturated.
Water your lawn during morning and night- Watering your lawn during the day can often lead to a lack of moisture for your lawn. High temperatures throughout the day can cause the water to evaporate and deprive your lawn from much needed moisture. If you really want a healthy lawn without having to water as much, adjust your sprinklers to water early in the morning or late at night.
Add organic matter and use efficient watering systems for shrubs, flower beds and lawns- Adding organic material to your soil will help in increasing its absorption and water retention. The areas which are already planted can be ‘top dressed’ with compost or organic matter. You can greatly reduce the amount of water used for shrubs, beds and lawns by the strategic placement of soaker hoses, installing a rain barrel water catchment system or installing a simple drip irrigation system. Avoid over-watering the plants and shrubs as this can diminish plant health and cause yellowing of the leaves. While hand watering, use a variable spray nozzle for targeted watering.
For more tips, you can call on Affinity Water Contact Number and get in touch with its dedicated team.