Save Water in your garden

Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Climate Change, Water

Here is my first Climate Week blog with 10 easy things that HELP PRESERVE WATER IN YOUR GARDEN.

1. Get a water metre installed
http://www.which.co.uk/environment-and-saving-energy/environment-and-greener-living/guides/switching-to-a-water-meter/
2. Autumn planting is better than summer as plants require less water to establish themselves

3. Very good organic manure mulched in late winter will help retain soil moisture in summer

4.Experiment with drought tolerant plants http://www.myclimatechangegarden.com/blog/buy-drought-tolerant-plants
5.Weeds use water so remove them

6.Avoid watering lawns – http://www.globalgardening.org/uploads/pdf/lawn_care.pdf
7.Tap into using water butts to collect rainwater http://www.myclimatechangegarden.com/blog/buy-water-butts
8.Ensure that pots and containers have trays to ensure rain water is not wasted

9.Recycle kitchen and bath water without detergents if you can http://www.globalgardening.org/uploads/pdf/recycling_water.pdf
10 .Never be tempted to use sprinklers to water your garden as they can use as much water in an hour as a family of four would use in a day!

Today also  happens to be Water Water Day so hope this blog makes you think about the importance of water all over the world http://www.worldwaterday.org/

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I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and is keen to "manage" the effects of the weather on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and I hope that it will continue to grow, allowing global gardeners to communicate about the effects of climate change on our plants and the future of our gardens.

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