We’re smack dab in the middle of the summer season and it’s around this time every year that homeowners start to notice their yard could use some water. Let’s face it, above average temperatures and the sun’s strong rays can wreak havoc on your lawn or garden. And while we understand that watering is a MUST, there are a few conservation tips you’ll want to keep in mind this season. This way, everybody wins!
Add a layer of mulch around trees and plants. Why? Mulch helps to slow the evaporation process and discourages weed growth at the same time. It’ll help increase the soil’s ability to retain water and keep those thirsty weeds out of sight.
Be careful where you water. Position sprinklers and hoses so that water lands only on the lawn or in the garden. Watering your driveway or walkway is nothing but a waste.
How can you tell when your grass needs water? Step on it. If the blades spring back up when you move, it doesn’t need any. Keep in mind that most lawns only need about 1” of water per week.
Now that your lawn and garden are quenched, it’s time to wash the car. Fill a bucket with soapy water and only use the hose for rinsing. Allowing it to run the whole time can waste hundreds of gallons of water. You may also want to consider using a waterless car washing system of which there are several brands on the market.
Notice a leak in one of your outdoor hose bibs, faucets or pipes this summer? Need another spigot added to make your life easier? Contact The Good Guys at Three Way Plumbing right away! We specialize in providing fast, high-quality repair and replacement for all of your plumbing needs.
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