Water Saving Tips for Summer - Conserving Water Outside of Your Home
Water Saving Tips for Summer - Conserving Water Outside of Your HomeJuly 02 / 2019
As summertime gets underway, you may find yourself outside more often enjoying the warm temperatures. As temperatures start to climb, it often results in more water usage, for example perhaps you find yourself watering more often, or if you have a pool refilling it more often. Regardless of the reason, the more water you use this summer, the higher your water bill. Conserving water is the best way to save money and also protect one of our most precious resources. Here are some water saving tips for summer to help you conserve water outside of your home.
Conserving Water Around the YardOne of the biggest sources of outdoor water waste is yard work. During the summertime many homeowners want their yards in tip top shape. They are spending more time outdoors and want to enjoy the fruits of their labor. This may involve extra watering or cleanup that can result in higher water usage. Some ways to cut down and conserve water while maintaining your landscaping include:
- Install timer for sprinkler system.
- Set timer for sprinkler system either early in the morning or later in the evening when the sun is not at its peak. This will allow for greater saturation and less evaporation giving you a bigger bang for your buck.
- Water on alternate days. California just got out of a historic drought, many cities imposed watering restrictions. While the drought may be over, watering on alternate days is still a good idea to conserve water, it is also more budget friendly.
- Check sprinkler system for leaks and make repairs.
- Choose plants that don’t require a lot of water. Many homeowners have decided to ditch their luscious green lawns in favor of landscaping that requires less water. This is a great way to conserve water and helps give your home a more modern curb appeal.
- Use a broom or blower to clean up around the yard. You may find yourself reaching for the hose to clean off the sidewalk, but a broom is just as effective and doesn’t waste any water.