Green Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Lawn and Garden

By: Julie Day


Drip irrigation is a great way to reduce water use in your yard.

Green Tip #6: Stop Wasting Water

Install drip irrigation and soaker hoses to water only the plants that require it, buy or make a rain barrel for hand watering, and stop routinely over irrigating your landscape. Learn which plants are tolerant of your natural rainfall, and rely heavily on native plants for landscape design.

Why? Drought is an increasingly troubling side effect of climate change, and many communities are imposing restrictions on watering. As you seek out drought-tolerant and native plants, you’ll become more aware of the amount of water it takes to grow many popular landscape plants, and begin spending more time enjoying your garden and less time maintaining it.

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  • Lawn Sprinkler System Says:
    January 9th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I’ve been looking to replace my water-wasting oscillating sprinkler, and have stumbled across the tractor sprinkler. It follows the path of the hose and will only water the areas you direct it to. It’s much cheaper than installing an in-ground lawn sprinkler system.


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