4 ways to enjoy your garden without wasting water

4 ways to enjoy your garden without wasting water

Cancelled summer holidays have made enjoying warm weather especially difficult this year, with many people confined to their gardens.

It can be tempting to try and give your garden the feel of a holiday resort by filling up paddling pools and constantly watering your lawn and flowers. 

We want our customers to enjoy the time spent in their gardens this summer, while also helping them to use less water where possible.

To help you reduce your water usage without compromising on the joys of summer, we have put together the following water saving tips:

 

1. Use a watering can

Did you know hosepipes and sprinklers can use up to 540 litres of water an hour? 

You could save a huge amount of water by using a watering can instead, while also saving money on your water bill if you’re on a meter. 

Another useful tip is to try and water your plants early in the morning or in the evening and using mulch to reduce the amount of water lost through evaporation.

2. Leave your lawn alone 

As soon as some people see their lawn turn a little bit brown, they switch on their sprinklers or uncoil their hosepipe.

However, you can let it to go brown because as soon as the wet weather returns it will go back to normal.

You can take this a step further by not cutting it either – letting it grow longer during dry spells can help to retain moisture in your soil.

Allowing daisies, clover or dandelions to pop up is also super helpful for pollinators. A slightly longer or browner lawn won’t have an impact on your sunbathing sessions.

3. Reuse your pool water

People are inflating pools across the country as a way of keeping themselves and their children cool during the warm weather.

You could potentially save dozens of litres of water by filling your paddling pool with just a couple of inches less water.

Instead of pouring this water down the drain when you’re finished, grab a bucket and use it to water your plants so that it doesn’t go to waste!

4. Switch to a mitt or sponge

When the sun is shining, washing the car is far more enjoyable than it is during the winter months.

Take the burden off your water bill as well by opting for a bowl of soapy water and a sponge rather than your hosepipe.

Alternatively, you could purchase a water saving car wash mitt which will enable you to scrub away at any stubborn bits of dirt in hard-to-reach places in addition to using significantly less water than a hosepipe.

We have been helping customers to save up to 60 litres of water a day throughout their homes with a bespoke free water saving pack. You can order one on our water saving page.

Written by

Tom Thomson

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