Implementing Water-Saving Strategies


Implementing Water-Saving Strategies

Watering too little or too much can affect the health of your Georgia lawn and garden. How much water does your landscape really need? The answer lies in the types of grasses, shrubs, and vegetation planted. Georgia homeowners are encouraged to plant drought-resistant flowers, bushes, and turfgrasses to avoid overwatering. Too much water can lead to rot and disease, and too little water can stifle plant growth, and make grasses dry and brittle. Building a sustainable landscape is the goal, and following best practices for conserving water is key to reaching it.  

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Plan Lawns and Gardens Accordingly

When planning your spring garden and seed planting, keep in mind plants that can hold water and thrive in drought conditions. A few plants to consider are junipers, cone flowers, black-eyed susans, and phlox. Herbs like rosemary and lavender offer greenery that is beautiful in any garden. You’ll have to wait until early fall for lavender to sprout its beautiful blooms.

Drought-resistant shrubs to consider in Georgia’s climate include the Dwarf Aucuba and Japanese Boxwood. Zoysia and Fescue are good, drought-resistant grasses to consider, but keep in mind required maintenance of the type of grass you choose. 

Building a landscape with plants that don’t need a lot of water ensures it will perform well during times of drought. In addition to the type of plant chosen, consider other important factors: What type of soil is best? How much sunlight is needed? How much rain is normal for my region?

Recycle Water

Harvesting rainwater for use in the garden is a sustainable practice to conserve water resources and reduce reliance on traditional water sources. Here are some helps for collecting rainwater:

  • Calculate how much water your garden needs and design a system for collecting it. 
  • Install gutters and downspouts to direct water from the roof to a storage container.
  • Use screens or other filtration to collect leaves or any other debris that you don’t want to spread into your garden.
  • Select a suitable container for collecting water based on how much is needed.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent clogging and maintain healthy water.
  • Use harvested water for landscape irrigation, watering potted plants, and outdoor cleaning.

By following these steps, you can effectively harvest rainwater to supplement your water supply while promoting sustainability and water conservation.

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Irrigation Systems

When building a sustainable lawn, consider installing an irrigation system to minimize water waste.  

Once they are installed, check them regularly and adjust if necessary to make sure all the water pouring out benefits your lawn. When sprinklers are set incorrectly, water can end up on driveways and sidewalks which gives no benefit to gardens and turfgrasses. Here are some things to consider for proper irrigation:

  1. Drip Irrigation: Implementing drip irrigation systems can reduce water usage significantly compared to traditional overhead irrigation methods. Drip systems deliver water directly to the root zone of plants, minimizing evaporation and runoff.
  2. Smart Irrigation Controllers: Smart controllers adjust irrigation schedules based on real-time weather data, soil moisture levels, and plant water needs. This prevents overwatering and ensures efficient water usage.
  3. Soil Moisture Sensors: Integrate soil moisture sensors into the irrigation system to monitor moisture levels in the soil. These sensors can provide data to optimize irrigation scheduling.
  4. Mulching: Encourage the use of mulch around plants to reduce evaporation, retain soil moisture, and suppress weed growth. Mulching can complement irrigation systems by conserving water and promoting healthier plant growth.
  5. Water-efficient Irrigation Components: Selecting low-flow drip emitters, micro-sprinklers, and low-pressure systems can help deliver water precisely where it’s needed while minimizing waste.

Proper Maintenance: Emphasize the importance of regular maintenance to ensure the irrigation system operates efficiently. This includes checking for leaks, cleaning filters, and repairing any damaged components promptly.

Simply Green Can Help!

Professional lawn care experts can help plan a drought-resistant garden and proper irrigation system to maintain your Georgia landscape. Contact Simply Green Lawn Care Plus today to schedule a consultation for all of your lawn and garden needs.

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