Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Watering your garden

Gardens tend to consume massive amounts of water; something that's becoming an increasingly scarce resource. Irrigation accounts for the bulk of water use in homes, particularly in drier areas over the summer months. A few of the biggest mistakes made are:

a) Plant selection; usually by using plants that aren't native to the area
b) Sprinklers that throw water up into the air, which is then windblown or evaporates
c) Watering during the hottest part of the day
d) Over-watering

Here's some tips for reducing your garden watering footprint - and to save some money on water rates at the same time. More...In Green living tips...

1 comment:

Ramanuja said...

What a load of nonsense coming from middle class! I would say dispose off the myriad electronic gadgets you have, sell the car/automobile of any kind you have and walk. If only every Mysorean and Indian did that, he/she will be doing something practical to save the planet. All these tree-planting, water saving talk.. are middleclass gesture politics. India by adding one Australia every year is sinking too fast into the cesspit of pollution of its own-making.