Summer is just around the corner.
For some of us that means some “Dog Days” ahead. For others, maybe not so bad. But one thing that is certain is that most of our country has been faced with drought issues for a few years now. From the Southwest to the Southeast, the presence of rain has been scarce.
In the U.S., 7.8 billion gallons of water are used daily for outdoor use, primarily for gardening and landscaping. These are staggering numbers.
For those of us who like to maintain our lawns and gardens, there are a few things we can do to keep our yards looking great and, more importantly, conserve water.
- Use native plants to your area.
- Choose low-water grass types.
- Plant trees and shrubs to slow erosion and cool down the area.
- Hand watering is not very efficient.
- Drip & Micro Spray Irrigation is best for all plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
- Watering early in the morning is best.
- Water the lawn, not the pavement, by adjusting the sprinklers.
- Chemical fertilizers speed up the growth of lawns, not using them means less to water.
- Raise the cut length of your mower. Taller grass shades the roots and promotes healthier turf & requires less watering.
- Do not puddle the water by over-watering. Water less time and more often to give it time to soak in if you have harder soil types.
Use these great tips this summer and watch your lawn and garden flourish.
Remember, Mister Landscaper believes in conserving our most precious natural resource. It shows in every product we sell.
Join the discussion... Have you used these tips? Do you have any tips of your own?
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