Backyard

Water-Saving Tips - Landscaping

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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Use porous material for walkways and patios to prevent wasteful runoff and keep water in your yard.

Plant in the spring and autumn, when the watering requirements are lower compared to summer.

Start a compost pile. Using compost in your garden or flower beds adds water-holding organic matter to the soil.

Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low-water-use plant and save up to 2200 litres each year.

Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some while underwatering others.

When sprucing up your front or backyard, consider xeriscaping. This landscaping method uses low-water-use plants to limit your water use. Visit your local xeriscape garden to view plants that thrive in our hot desert environment.

Collect water from your roof by installing gutters and downspouts. Direct the runoff to plants and trees or into a tank for storage for use at a later stage.

For automatic water savings, direct water from rain gutters and air-conditioning systems to water-loving plants in your landscape

Choose indigenous plants and watch them thrive in your garden.

Avoid planting grass in areas that are hard to water, such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and driveways.

Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants helps them retain moisture, saving water, time and money.

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

Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on the soil. This keeps the soil cooler and reduces evaporation.

Use 2 to 4 inches of organic mulch around plants to reduce evaporation and save hundreds of litres of water a year.

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