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Ways to save water whilst gardening: Four simple approaches

by Norwoods Gardener | May 12, 2022
With National Water Saving Week taking place in May, now is the perfect time of year to reassess the ways you can turn your garden into a more eco-friendly one. Whether your outdoor space is big or small, saving water and time whilst gardening can be done in just a few simple steps.



Invest in an irrigation system


Regular irrigation is ideal for all gardens, whether your plants are in pots, baskets, the veg plot, raised beds or the greenhouse. Irrigatia solar powered drip irrigation kits are the easiest way to water automatically from your water barrel straight to your desired area, and will water every three hours, even when you’re not there. Our C12 and C24 L Series systems are ideal for smaller beds and groups of pots, whilst our Tank Series can serve much larger garden areas and allotments.


Rainwater Vs mains water


Using recycled rainwater, rather than mains water, has both environmental and money-saving benefits. Not only is an irrigation system the ideal way to save on water, but rainwater is beneficial for most plants in the garden due to its purity. Our Irrigatia kits are weather responsive and use solar power to water according to the conditions of the season, providing plants with the exact amount of irrigation they need and making the most of your rainwater.


Water plants effectively


By using an irrigation system, water will gradually soak into the soil and target the roots of a plant, meaning water is less likely to evaporate or run off the plant as with using a hosepipe or watering can. Drippers and porous hose apply water to the base of the plant where it directly waters the roots with little loss to evaporation and weeds.


Drought-resistant plants


To use less water, there are a few things you can do for your plants and their growing environment. Some plants are naturally more drought resistant; Plants which have silver or grey-green leaves reflects the rays of sunshine, particularly useful in the heat of the summer, and some also have hairs which aids in trapping moisture, such as sunflowers, marigolds, and lavender. You can also help your plants retain moisture by adding mulches to the soil.



For more gardening tips and ways to save time and water this spring and summer, take a look through our latest blogs here.


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