We recently carried out a survey to see whether people were planning ahead for a dry summer in the garden, and the possibility of a hosepipe ban.
More than half of the 351 people surveyed said they had not prepared for a hosepipe ban, mainly because they thought it was unlikely to happen.
We can usually count on the British summer to provide us with a good amount of rain, but the heatwaves we have experienced so far this year in May and June, have showed that the gardens can become dry very quickly.
It is a good idea to invest in a water butt (or more than one) to collect as much rainwater as possible – this can last throughout the summer and is an excellent way of saving and recycling water.
Our survey also found that more than 70% of people list saving water as a key priority, with 30% saying they dislike the task of watering the garden.
An Irrigatia watering kit uses up to 90 per cent less water than a hose, and due to its unique automatic, solar-powered technology, it doesn’t waste a drop of water. Attach it to a water butt, and it is a very environmentally-friendly way of watering your plants.
If there is a hosepipe ban this summer, using an Irrigatia watering kit is not prohibited, so you won’t have to worry. Because it is automatic, you can leave it while you go away on holiday, as it doesn’t need to be monitored like other irrigation systems.