Many of us are more environmentally conscious than ever before. That’s why conserving water in your yard is so important, not just because it benefits the planet, but also because it can save you money! Water conservation doesn’t mean you have to eliminate your lawn or flower garden—there are plenty of ways to reduce water usage without having to cut back on the beauty of your home and property.
Water-Saving Tips For Your Yard
One of nature’s best water conservation strategies is mulch. Rather than letting rain runoff or splash onto your plants, use organic materials like leaves and grass clippings to protect and feed them. Organic mulches reduce soil erosion and help retain moisture in dry weather. Made from bark, wood chips, leaves, sawdust, and other forest debris, mulch helps prevent weeds, retains moisture, and adds color and texture to your yard.
Install Rain Barrel
Using a rain barrel is a great way to save water by collecting rainwater for later use on plants or lawns. This water can fill watering cans and feed garden or lawn drip irrigation systems. As a bonus, some types of tanks feature fixtures you can attach hoses directly to, so you’ll never have to pick up a heavy bucket!
Repair Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes can get expensive. Check your pipes regularly to ensure they’re not leaking. A small drip here and there can lead to hundreds of dollars worth of water wasted each year, which could go towards covering other utility costs or even paying down your mortgage.
Plant Drought-Resistant Plants
One of your best options for reducing water usage in your yard is selecting drought-tolerant plants. These plants require little to no supplemental watering. Drought-tolerant plants will be much happier in your yard because they have evolved to survive under limited water conditions.
If you are looking for a way to save water in your yard, consider upgrading to water-efficient emitters. These emitters use an adjustable valve instead of a fixed orifice. By adjusting the flow rate, you can control your watering system and save up to 50% more water.
Abracadabra’s patented technology takes the guesswork out of watering your lawn and ensures that you use just the right amount of water. Contact our sales team today or call 214.245.6150 to learn more about how this product can help you save water in your yard.