Water Saving Tips

In The Bath Water Saving

In The Kitchen Water Saving

Outdoor Water Saving

In the Garden

Tip 1 – Leave lawn clippings on your grass, this cools the ground and holds in moisture.

Tip 2 – Let your lawn go dormant (brown) during the winter.

Tip 3 – Use a pool cover to prevent water loss through evaporation.

Tip 4 – Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, sidewalks and driveways, and save water every time.

Tip 5 – Wash your pets outdoors, in an area of your lawn that needs water.

Tip 6 – Pile on the mulch – Mulching around plants is a great way to reduce water loss.

Tip 7 – Lose the lawn – a green lawn is a suburban ideal that drinks more than 20,000 gallons of water each year. Save water by planting drought-resistant varieties.

Tip 8 – Harvest Rain with Cisterns. Cisterns provide a large water storage option for roof runoff.

Tip 9 – Choose water-wise plants, generally the best suited plants are those that are indigenous to your area, as they seldom need additional watering.

Tip 10 – Don’t cut your lawn too short. Set the blade on your lawn mower to cut no lower than 6 to 8 cm (2.5 to 3 in.) so that the roots are shaded and better able to hold water.