Gardening is a great way to reduce your stress, spend time outside and even cut down on your grocery bill. Here are a few tips to make sure that your lush greens don’t cost too much green in the form of an increased water bill:
- Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. Longer grass retains water better.
- Water in the early morning, when temperatures are cooler, to minimize evaporation.
- Collect and use rainwater for watering your garden. Be careful about which plants you water with your harvested rainwater. Some roofs have toxic materials that may be included in the harvested rain water, so you might want to avoid using this for food crops.
- Install a drip irrigation system around your trees and shrubs to water more efficiently.