The video by American water company to save water especially outdoors was quite helpful!
It applies to others who have a garden anywhere in the world as well!
- About half the water we use outside is wasted & is not needed to maintain a healthy landscape
- Opting for drought resistant and native plants that typically grow in the region helps reduce maintenance and watering needs.
- Look for the native plants that grow in your local zip code and when to plant what in your farmers almanac. https://www.almanac.com/gardening#
- Group plants with similar water requirements together while planting.
- After planting, mulch beds to preserve moisture
- Water as needed – do not need to water everyday. Check for rains and soil wetness before choosing to water
- Best time to water plants is typically early morning hours or at dusk when the sun is low and less water will evaporate
- Set your lawn mower one notch higher so that the grass is not fully cut and water does not evaporate easily. Reduces the watering needs.
- General thumb rule – Your lawn need not be watered until you see footprints when you walk on it
- Choose to switch on/off your sprinklers
- Based on rainy & local weather schedule
- To not water unwanted areas like pavements, tree trunks/branches and unwanted areas
- Try collecting rain water in barrels to water your plants instead of using sprinklers/additional water resources.
Make sure you clean your roof gutters and remove debris to ensure smooth water flow & rainwater harvesting!