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Tips to Saving Water and Money All Year

October 12, 2015

28838825_SThis summer was one for the record books. From the wildfires in California to the parched brown yards to the South. The heat certainly took a toll on our plants, gardens and yards. Here are some ways to save money on your water bill without your lawn suffering.

  1. Native Plants

Native plants require less water and maintenance because they are in their ideal environment. These plants that naturally grow in your area thrive in your area’s conditions while non-native plants will require more care and water to survive.

  1. Time to Hydrate

If you are looking to buy one of the beautiful Opelika, AL homes for sale you will find that it is best to water your yard, garden, plants, etc. in the morning. You want to want to water as early as possible before the afternoon heat sets in. Watering in the heat of the afternoon will cause rapid evaporation. By watering in the morning when it is cooler your plant life will have more time to absorb the water.

  1. Effective Watering

Using a drip irrigation system will allow the water to go straight to the plants roots, where it is needed most. Since the water is delivered right to the plants roots there is no need to worry about evaporation. Another added benefit to drip irrigation is that because the water is dispensed slowly it allows the plants to get a deep soak.

  1. Fix the Leaks

If you are using a sprinkler system you want to fix any leaks as well as make sure your sprinklers are aimed in the right direction. By fixing the leaks and ensuring your sprinklers are not watering your drive way or the side walk you will be saving money and conserving water.

  1. Rain Barrels

Collecting rain water is a great way to conserve water and save money. Capturing rainwater from roofs and gutters can be as simple as a strategically placed bucket or a more sophisticated rain barrel system with a spout that you can attach a hose to for watering.

Come check out the Opelika, AL homes for sale today!

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This post was written by Rose Anne Erickson

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