A huge part of sustainable living is being mindful of water consumption. For this reason, it’s very important to look into how efficiently your home uses water, including your garden. Plants need water to thrive, yet it’s also possible that your landscaping may be getting more than its fair share — not to mention, what’s sustainable.
To understand why you and your garden need to use water more mindfully, as well as how, check out the following resources from the Ideas That Spark blog.
The Necessity of It
We all know there’s a need to adapt eco-friendlier practices these days, and it’s no different for your landscaping efforts — water consumption, in particular. Recognizing the ‘whys’ of such an initiative puts you a step closer to getting it done.
- Eco-friendly landscaping is a legitimate movement, and it’s a wonderful way to do your part in protecting the environment.
- A considerable part of this initiative is keeping water efficiency in mind as you design your outdoor space.
- The principle of xeriscaping is known for benefits beyond even water efficiency.
How you conserve water in your garden cannot be attributed to just one practice, but rather, an amalgamation of several principles. Here are some methods that you can leverage to make a more water-conscious garden:
- Xeriscaping is a great way to save water in your garden, and it will take up the bulk of your water conservation efforts.
- The principles of water-smart gardening do not end there.
- Mulching is important in many ways — not the least of which is keeping the soil moist.
- Going without grass also keeps water consumption low, plus it makes your garden easier to care for to boot.
The Stuff You Need
Get to know the systems, equipment, and tools that you need to achieve the most water-conscious and eco-friendliest garden imaginable.
- Look into water harvesting techniques to maintain water-wise landscaping.
- A rain barrel can be especially beneficial.
- If tree branches are hanging over your garden, find a dependable tree removal service near you.
- Installing a smart misting system helps keep plants moist.
- Also, make sure to invest in irrigation tools that support water conservation, such as a slow drip kit, a timer, and even a rain gauge.
There’s an opportunity to contribute to water conservation and environmental sustainability right in your own backyard. There’s no better place to start — and no better time to start than now.
Oh, and if you enjoy gardening and you’ve got a dog, you might like to check out this great article about gardening with dogs!