We go all winter with a bare yard, no colour, and brown plants. So it’s only natural, when spring and summer come around, that you want to indulge in lush greenery throughout your property. But that increase in outdoor water usage comes with a price – figuratively and literally. In this article, we discuss ways to conserve water when landscaping this summer.
Canadians use approximately 330 litres of water per person, per day.
Imagine what that number would look like if we were all a bit more water-conscious. Here are 8 ways to conserve water at home and keep your outdoor space looking its best without being wasteful:
Understanding your local climate and soil type is key to selecting plants that thrive with less water. Choose varieties that are well-suited to your specific conditions.
Incorporating drought-resistant plants like succulents, sage, or lavender can significantly reduce your water consumption while adding unique textures and colours to your garden.
Longer grass blades provide shade that helps retain soil moisture and reduce evaporation. Try raising your mower blades to allow grass to grow a little taller.
Ensure sprinklers are targeting plants, not sidewalks or driveways. Regularly check and adjust sprinkler heads to maximize their efficiency.
Mulch helps to retain moisture in the soil, reduces weed competition, and keeps plant roots cooler. Spread a layer of organic mulch around your plants.
All plants are not created equal – some need more water than others. Identify these plants and prioritize watering them, especially in the hotter months.
Sweep patios and sidewalks instead of hosing them down. You’ll conserve water and prevent the runoff of pollutants into storm drains.
Cover your pool when it’s not in use to prevent evaporation. Also, regular maintenance can help avoid unnecessary water waste due to leaks.
Our facilities are huge, and we carry a massive variety of supplies for any kind of project.
Whether you’re working on a large renovation, or doing simple touch-ups, we can help you find unique and eye-catching colours and styles.
If you want more information on ways to conserve water at home, contact us! We’re always happy to help.
Article updated June 2023.