When it comes to keeping cool during the warm summer months, our kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy running through the sprinklers or taking a dip in the pool. Think about how thirsty your grass and your garden gets when temperatures soar into the high 80s and 90s. But allowing your sprinklers to run for extended periods of time combined with excess water usage inside the home can come with some major costs this time of year. Find out how you can cut back on water consumption with these 4 hacks:
Avoid planting grass and flowers in areas that are difficult to water. This includes steep inclines and isolated strips in the driveway or walkway.
Keep your sprinklers on a timer and be sure to look up recommended watering patterns. Notice rain in the forecast? Be sure to turn the sprinklers off - there’s no need to water on days when it rains.
Washing dishes by hand? Keep a large pot at the bottom of the sink and use it to capture excess water. Instead of letting it flow down the drain, use the pot to water plants in the flower beds.
We know how hot and sweaty it can be spending time outdoors during the summer. There’s nothing better than a nice shower to get you feeling refreshed, but you’ll want to keep shower time to under 5 minutes. Doing so can save you up to 1,000 gallons of water per month.
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