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
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
5.Weeds use water so remove them

6.Avoid watering lawns –
7.Tap into using water butts to collect rainwater
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
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

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- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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