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10 Tips for Saving Water in the Garden

Saving water in your garden and yard trims your water bill and saves an increasingly scarce natural resource. A water-efficient landscape can:

  • Reduce outdoor water use by 20% to 50%
  • Save up to 10,000 gallons a year
  • Shave $30 to $70 off the average annual household water bill.

Planting drought-tolerant landscaping is one way to turn off the spigot in your garden. Here are other tips for saving water while growing flora.

  1. Choose native plants.
  2. Don't supersize plants.
  3. Pile on the mulch.
  4. Make paths porous.
  5. Lose the lawn.
  6. Put thirsty plants together.
  7. Plant and water when it's cool.
  8. Build a berm.
  9. Follow the sun.
  10. Create the illusion of water.

To learn more about thise helpful tips, check out the full article at: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/saving-water/how-to-save-water-when-gardening/