Enjoy this post on water conservation courtesy of Green Life Blue Water contributor, Mark Harris:
Saving water goes beyond turning off the tap before your lawn floods. In fact, conserving water goes far deeper than throttling back your water bill. These water-conscious changes courtesy of Green Life Blue Water can help you achieve a beautiful lawn without sacrificing the local ecosystem.
Add Non-Lawn Elements
Lush lawns aren’t the only way to make your yard look appealing. Consider non-grass elements to use less water.
- Explore rock garden [or rain garden] ideas to create a dry [or drought-resistent] yet appealing yard.
- Learn about mulching to make the most of your watering.
- Try groundcover plants instead of grass seed to cover dirt.
- Hire a tree removal service to clear away old trees and dead branches.
Change How You Water
You don’t have to eliminate greenery entirely to conserve water. Changing how you water is another eco-friendly step toward a kinder landscape.
- Water at the right time of day.
- Install a misting system for targeted watering.
- Learn how to tell when plants need water.
- Find new ways to save water to be environmentally friendly.
Adopt Eco-Conscious Gardening Methods
While water is one vital consideration, your lawn affects local ecosystems in other ways. Try these tips for saving the environment through smarter gardening.
- Welcome pollinators to your landscape.
- Skip pesticides and use natural means to prevent bugs.
- Take steps to nurture native species like fireflies.
- Stick with local plants for more ecological benefits.
Green lawns might be appealing on the surface, but the truth is that the more diverse your landscape is, the more environmentally friendly it becomes. By taking these steps toward a more conscious garden and lawn, you are helping to conserve water. But you’re also protecting local wildlife and ecosystems, which makes your neighborhood an even better place to live.
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As always, thanks for reading.
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