May 31, 2006

Water Saving Tips 5 of 10

  • Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
  • Don't water your lawn on windy days. After all, sidewalks and driveways don't need water.
  • Water your plants deeply but less frequently to create healthier and stronger landscapes.
  • Make sure you know where your master water shut-off valve is located. This could save gallons of water and damage to your home if a pipe were to burst.
  • When watering grass on steep slopes, use a soaker hose to prevent wasteful runoff.
    Group plants with the same watering needs together to get the most out of your watering time.
  • Remember to weed your lawn and garden regularly. Weeds compete with other plants for nutrients, light, and water.
  • While fertilizers promote plant growth, they also increase water consumption. Apply the minimum amount of fertilizer needed.
  • Avoid installing ornamental water features and fountains that spray water into the air. Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation.
  • Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
  • Don't buy recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.


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