How to Build a Water-Saving Garden

Beautiful Garden DesignMany people find problems when dealing with gardens. One of the problems is the difficulty in getting water or the limited time to water the garden. Plants need water to life indeed. With proper plan and technique, plants can grow well without experiencing drought. How to make a water-saving garden?

Garden that only requires a small amount of water is known as xeriscape. It is commonly used for dry areas. However, this can also be applied to a garden if you do not want to mess around with watering but still want to have a beautiful garden. You need to do xeriscaping then; categorizing plants by type and its needs for water.

There are several ways to save water for a garden maintenance:

Choosing plants that do not require a lot of water
Plants such a cactus, pine, bamboo, and pineapple are plants that get used to live in dry areas. This type of plant does not require much water to live so that it is appropriate to be chosen in this type of garden.

Grouping plants
To add the garden beauty, you might want to add types of plants that require water to live. If there are several types of plants, you can group them based on their needs for water. For instance, plants that require low water can be grouped together and those which are high water use together. Also, be familiar with the type of plants you have in your garden so that you will know their exact watering needs. Thus, you can care them efficiently without wasting water on plants not needing it.

Planting techniques
You can save water in your garden starting from the time of planting. Do it by digging a hole, fill it with water, let the water soak into the soil so that the soil becomes moist. Next, put the plant in and enter the soil. When finished, water it again with water, so that the water content of the soil is high. This method makes the roots embedded in the ground faster. In addition, this method will reduce the frequency of the water use.

Watering plants efficiently
In order not to waste water, you have to pay attention to the water use when do watering. Use a special bucket or sprayers to produce water droplets. This is much more efficient than using the hose. In addition, the roots will be optimized to absorb water in the form of droplets that come out slowly.

Choosing the right time for watering
The right time for watering plants is in the afternoon or evening. The reason is that the weather is calm at the time, thus it can reduce water evaporation and can last longer on the plant and growing media. Watering the plants in a shady time can make the plants have more chance to absorb the water.

Using wastewater
Air conditioning water which is not commonly disposed can be used for watering plants. This is the result of condensation of water with good results. Another way to get wastewater is by collecting rain water.

With the proper watering technique, now you can have a water-saving garden. Follow the tips above and get ready to garden with less water.

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