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How to Keep Your Lawn Lush and Beautiful While Conserving Water

In an effort to become more eco-friendly, many homeowners are exploring alternatives to landscaping these days. But did you know that you can keep your natural grass and plants, conserve water, and not have to compromise the beauty and health of your landscaping?

Along with boosting curb appeal and resale value, using water-saving irrigation methods, products, and landscaping techniques are excellent ways to contribute to a healthier planet. EnviroBlog presents some ideas for how you can beautify your natural lawn and plants with less water.


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Irrigation Tips

Of course, conserving water begins with how you water your lawn and plants!


  • Install an automatic sprinkler system that you can program to operate as needed.

  • Choose sprinklers that are also adjustable, allowing you to use multiple watering patterns.

  • Make sure your sprinkler system is inspected and repaired regularly.

  • Use drip irrigation in flower beds to deliver water straight to the root zone of plants.


Products to Add

Here are a few types of products that can help you save water and keep your landscaping lush:


Consider putting in a rain detector to work alongside your sprinkler system; this device will automatically shut off the sprinklers when it senses rain.

  • If you want to go a step further, install cisterns to store rainwater.

  • Use terra cotta plant containers that don’t lose water through the pot sides.

  • Choose water-permeable pavers for your driveway, walkways, and patio.


Landscaping Techniques

Finally, consider these water-saving techniques for maintaining your beautiful lawn and plants:


  • Mow your lawn a notch higher; longer blades of grass will help reduce water evaporation.

  • Since wind tends to cause excessive evaporation, never water your lawn while it’s windy.

  • Set your sprinklers to water the lawn in shorter, more frequent sessions; this will reduce the amount of water-wasting runoff.

  • Add mulch around your trees and plants to help retain moisture and reduce the frequency of watering.


Yes, you can maintain a gorgeous, natural lawn while still minimizing your water usage! Consider the tips and resources above, and keep looking for other ways to benefit both the planet and your home’s curb appeal.


 

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