When it comes to take care of gardening watering is a must but watering in the right way will keep your garden healthy and green. Proper watering reduces the water waste which saves the money and environment.
We are living in a world where resources are limited especially when we talk about mild water. Unfortunately, we often notice that water is not used efficiently.
We do a substantial wastage of water due to lack of proper watering knowledge.
Here are some below handy tips for you to save water in gardening.
Avoid Over watering
You need to understand when your garden needs water and water only when it needs. Over watering can bring damages to the root, helps fungus to grow.
When you notice your grass with a condition of bluish-green hue, curling at the ends, that means it becomes thirsty and needs to be watered. Water-log produces heavy clay soils which restrict the receipt of oxygen and mineral.
Water In The Morning
Watering in the morning can minimize the water consumption in gardening. Morning time is considered as a prime time for watering.
In the morning, the weather remains still cool. This period slows the evaporation and water gets time to basin into the grass or soil and penetrate the root
Watering in the morning prolong the action of water requiring less water for the rest of the day!
Water Only One Inch Per Week
It is not necessary to water every day in your garden; rather it requires water only one inch per week. Due to lack of knowledge, a good number of people keep running their sprinklers for an extra time which does not require.
Researches from horticultural scientists recommend one inch of water per week.
You can set a rain gauge on the lawn. Measure and keep a record of how much water your system is using each week and adjust your irrigation timer accordingly.
Set Your Sprinklers Purposefully
Placing your sprinklers can reduce the water consumption. You don’t need to water on everywhere in the garden. No need to water in the area of driveway, sidewalk, garage etc. Unfortunately few people are not aware of it; their sprinklers cover these non – living areas resulting from a waste of water.
Make sure that your sprinklers are set in such a way that they cover only the water need area.
Use Rain Sensor
Rain sensor can restrict the waste of water.
You can hook up a rain sensor in your automated irrigation system. It can adjust the amount of water based on the weather conditions in your garden.
Rain sensor slows down or shuts off the water once the precipitation reaches to a set level. The amazing thing is that if you ever forget to shut the system off in the winter season, rain sensor will do it automatically.
Don’t Water The Foliage
One of the favourite ways of watering is to use the hose. When you use the tube, don’t wet the leaves. This is not a good thing to water on leaves, slightly wet leaves create an excellent atmosphere to flourish the pests and diseases.
Research says “Watering at the roots is much healthier for woody plants than overhead spray.”
Adjust Your Drip System Frequently
Plants grow, their needs for water also change as well.
So you should not fix your watering amount at the same level for the years. When your plants reach a mature size, it may require very less water or even no water!
Keep an eye on your plants, understand their need for water and set the system accordingly.
Check your watering system periodically to avoid overuse of water. Thus you can save water make your plants healthy.
Use Rain Water
You can reduce the uses of water from artificial source by using stored rain water. When it rains, keep storing in a large container for future uses. Later on, when your garden needs water, you use this stored rain water.
Check The Leakage
Substantial water waste may occur from leakage of the tools while we use them for watering. Make sure that your hose does not have any leak. When you notice any hole in your tube, fix it or replace with new one.
Also, keep other water carrying tools in order so that they don’t outflow the water.
Hope you all find above tips helpful to save your water in gardening.
Let’s follow the tips, save money and environment.