SUSTAINABLE AND ECOLOGICAL GARDENING
WAYS TO SMARTER WATERING
Yep, it is hot out there and the conservation of water should be on everybody's mind these days. So when you are watering, consider the below and do not forget to top up your bird bath!
Water by can – rather than soaking your garden with a sprinkler or a hose which gushes 1,000 litres of water an hour!, fill a watering can and give the garden a gentle sprinkle. If any water is left over, save it for another day – this can save you £300 a year. If you do use a hose, fit a trigger gun to save water and up to £210 a year on your bills. It’s okay for the lawn to go brown, it will recover the next time it rains.
Time your watering – water your plants in the early morning or evening when the temperature is cooler and less water is lost to evaporation. Give plants a good soaking once or twice a week in dry weather rather than light, daily watering.
Water the roots – when you water your plants, aim directly at the roots rather than scattering water on the leaves. Plants soak up water from the soil, so water on the leaves will only evaporate and go to waste.
Saving water is just one of the ways you can be more sustainable in your garden, find out more ways and help us build a corridor for nature here in Marlow by doing a free pledge here https://forms.gle/MtnF63K3ohckcCJd9