Water-Saving Tips - Landscape Watering

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Water-Saving Tips - Landscape Watering

Water reuse is another area where water savings can be recognized. EkoSource has information relating to re-usable water fit for purpose and designs for DIY grey water recycling systems. EkoSource is able to provide a number of greywater recycling systems which can be used to provide gardening water and water to flush your toilets, thereby reducing your water bill substantially.  

 

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Read Landscape Watering guidebooks to help you determine how long and how much to water.

Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case of malfunctions or rain.

Signs of overwatering: Leaves turn lighter shades of green or yellow, young shoots wilt, and sometimes algae or fungi grow.

Don’t water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or evaporate.

Use a rain barrel to harvest rainwater from gutters for watering gardens and landscapes.

Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to three inches of soil are dry, it’s time to water.

Minimize evaporation by watering during the early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and winds are lighter.

Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.

Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.

Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots, where it’s needed.

Remember to periodically check your sprinkler system valves for leaks, and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

Set a kitchen timer when using the hose as a reminder to turn it off. A running hose can discharge up to 40 Litres of water per minute.

Timing is everything when it comes to irrigation. Learn how to set your controller properly.

If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to allow for better absorption.

Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won’t run when it’s raining.

Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

Spring is a great time to give your irrigation system a thorough check-up to ensure it’s working efficiently.

Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers appropriate to your site and region.

Look for automatic irrigation controllers. EkoSource will have several on the market shortly.

Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-watering.

Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.

Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller drops and mist often evaporate before hitting the ground.

Pruning properly can help your plants use water more efficiently.

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