Water Management in Your Yard





Water management is an important aspect of sustainable gardening—it’s essential to understand how to keep your plants thriving while conserving resources.

Some steps you can take to ensure responsible water management are:

  • Choose native plants that are well-suited to your zone and soil type. Plant during spring and fall to make use of the rain in establishing roots.
  • Reduce the amount of water on your lawn; letting it go brown is okay!
  • Mulch around plants to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching also helps to reduce evaporation and weed growth.
  • Use drip irrigation instead of sprinklers. Drip irrigation is more efficient and can reduce water waste.
  • Xeriscape landscape with drought-tolerant plants to reduce watering and care.
  • Adjust watering schedules during summer. Watering should be reduced during periods of rain or high humidity.

For more tips on water management, visit Dennis 7 Dees.

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