Recycle Garden Water

Water Recycling   

As we enjoy Fall, conserving water remains a priority.    Here are some easy ways to get the biggest bangs for your water bucks. 

Less Lawn. I write about this all the time.  Reduce your lawn areas by half.  The average American uses 200 gallons each day they water their lawn. Consider replacing some of that grass with an attractive groundcover which is drought resistant, covers a large area, and requires zero mowing.

Super Soak. Up to a third of all water from yoru irrigation system can evaporate during the heat of the day. Give your plants fewer, heavy soakings. If your watering routine includes using sprinklers, think about only using them in only use them in the morning.

Grey Is Good. Recapturing grey water or rainwater can provide a free source of garden irrigation. These systems can be easily installed and even incorporated into irrigation systems.

Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip irrigation systems water plants right at the root and serve as an efficient alternative to sprinkler systems. Be sure to get a timer for maximum effectiveness.

2 thoughts on “Recycle Garden Water

  1. Thank you for your wonderful suggestions. I got rid of the lawn entirely. Instead, I’ve been slowly converting more and more of my garden to water-wise perennials. For ground cover, I use several thyme, which makes a terrific ground cover, and releases a wonderful fragrance when you step on it, as does mentha piperata. I’m also planning to install water barrels to capture rainwater from the downspouts. But, I want to know how to recapture grey water from the kitchen and shower. Suggestions would be welcome, thanks.

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