- Buy and install efficient irrigation systems, like drip irrigation, soil soakers, and efficient sprinkler systems. I have drip irrigation at my house, and all I have to do is plug in the hose! Easy-peasy.
- Make sure you set those efficient irrigation systems to water your garden and lawn only, and not the street and sidewalk!
- Did you know that the amount of water used by a sprinkler in an hour is equal to the daily water needs of a family of four? So make sure that you only water during the coolest parts of the day, and only water when the ground is dry.
- You can use trees, shrubs, and other plants that need less water in order to limit grass areas. Grass need about 30-50% more water than shrubs and other types of groundcovers. I planted some shrubs on the side of my lawn, and not only does it look gorgeous but I’m saving money!
- You can use a rain barrel to collect rainwater. I use my rain barrel to water my plants in my garden. Rain water is also great to wash off muddy hands (or paws), clean your garden tools.
My inner Gardener is coming out! Did you know that U.S. Citizens use about 35 billion gallons of water per day? I wanted to let some of you homeowners know about some ways that you can conserve water with your landscape.
My name is Susanne Kneeland and I'm an Associate Broker for Long and Foster in Eastport Annapolis. I'm a wife, a mother of 2, and to 2 furbabies, a dog Maggie and a cat Marty