How to Conserve Water in Your Garden


There are lots of methods that you can apply when you are talking about conserving water in your garden and some of the ways include using less water when you are watering your plants, creating your own irrigation system or planting scheme. Besides that, you also need to know about the right watering techniques to use. Whether you are watering less or often do not really help because sometimes the water does not progress further into the ground.

When the water does not progress deep into the ground, this results to the plant’s roots not developing near the surface of the soil. From how to conserve water in your garden, you will learn of the ways and techniques when it comes to conserving water in your garden and at the same time, you will also know how to be more environmentally conscious to your surroundings. All in all, this is a way or many ways that you can follow to save water and the environment. In other words, go green.

To conserve water in your garden, you need:

  • Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Fertilizers
  • Grass Seeds
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Lawn Sprinklers
  • Plants
  • Soil Polymers

Conserve Water in your Garden

How to Conserve Water in your Garden

  • Firstly you must check and ensure that your sprinkler system is working fine
    • If there is any damage to your sprinkler system’s spray heads or emitters, you need to immediately repair them.
  • Another method that you should consider is to install a simple irrigation system within your garden. For example, you can install a drip or even a low-volume irrigation system.

Rather than watering your garden daily, it is recommended that you water them once in every 10 days with a good drench of the garden’s area. Also check on the soil to see whether it really needs water or not by digging a little hole with the depth of your spade where you can feel if the soil is dry or not.

  • The next step is to try and reduce the maintenance of your lawn.
    • Only mow when your lawn starts to get higher and if possible do it less often
    • Do not rake your lawn and also try to avoid over watering your lawn.
    • If you want to water your lawn, try to do it with 1 inch of water per week.

Always use a watering can when you need to water your garden plants and it also works as an exercise for you especially to your arms.


  • As for unused sections of your lawn, you can leave them turn brown because you can simply use your water for other landscaping activities.
  • If your garden have lots of plants that demands heavy usage of water, just replace them with drought-tolerant kind of plants.
  • Always check for moisture on your plants before you water them
    • How to do that? You just need to look for a simple sign like curling leaves, a grayish color and permanent wilting where you will know that the plants is under-watering.
    • If you over-water your plants, you will notice that the plant’s leaves will turn yellow and finally drop off.
  • Make sure to keep your garden beds and lawns weeded because weeds can steal moisture from your plants.
  • Another method that you can use for conserving water in your garden is to mix soil polymers that can retain moisture level into your soil.
    • You just need to add the soil polymers whenever you are planting beds or containers for your plants
    • Another way of mixing the soil polymers into your garden soil is to drill the surrounding soil of your existing plants. Then, you simply need to drop the soil polymers right into the holes that you made.

    Always remember that when you want to conserve water in your garden

    • You must ensure that whenever you water the plants, all the water lands on the right area that is the roots, not just waste them off into the drain.
    • Always water your plants in the morning or evening in order to prevent the sun’s heat from evaporating the water.
    • Do not forget to fertilize your flowers or vegetable plants regularly.
    • Do not supply your trees, shrubs and lawns with high doses of nitrogen. Always use iron or even potassium.
    • You can also use mulch in order to retain the moisture level of your garden’s soil.

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