How to save water in your garden?
Every garden, lawn and flower bed needs water to thrive. How to water your garden effectively in an eco-friendly way is a totally different matter. Thankfully, there are several ways to keep your green oasis lush while saving a lot of water in the process. Here are our top tips on how to make every drop count.
Did you know that plants and grass love rainwater? Rainwater is more natural than tap water, so it’s perfect for watering any garden or lawn. All you need is a rain barrel and a little bit of patience. After all, the weather can be quite unpredictable. The best thing about collecting rainwater? You don’t have to use all the water right away, so you’ll always have some in store for drier days.
Know when to water
Timing is everything when it comes to watering your garden. Although it may feel like a good idea to water your garden on a sunny afternoon, water evaporates more quickly in the sun, leaving your plants and lawn thirsty. In actuality, the best time for watering is in the morning between 6 am and 10 am. Alternatively, you can water your garden in the evening. With sprinklers and a timer, you can irrigate the garden automatically and without a hassle, so that you have one less thing to worry about on scorching summer days.
Go back to the roots
No need to beat around the bush here: your watering technique can make or break your gardening success. Some plants prefer mist irrigation over other methods, which in itself saves water. Here’s a simple watering hack for all the other plants: when tending to your garden, make sure you’re watering the soil and the plants’ roots instead of their leaves. What’s more, a quality watering wand will help you water even the most difficult-to-reach areas in your garden.
Let sprinklers do the job
Life can be hectic, with or without a garden or lawn. Therefore, it is generally a good idea to invest in some high-quality sprinklers and timers. Fiskars sprinklers are efficient, easy to install and entirely automatic when paired with a timer. What’s more, you can use sprinklers to water both flower beds and the lawn, no matter how much ground you have to cover.
Check for water leaks
A leaky garden hose or irrigation system can waste a lot of water, which is not great for the environment or your wallet. Fix any leaky hose with the Fiskars hose repairer, or stop water leaks in their tracks by investing in sturdy, high-quality garden hoses and connectors that are designed to last.
Customise your own watering tools
Thirsty for more personalised options? Look no further than our innovative new modular watering range. These cutting-edge watering elements allow you to build your perfect watering nozzle and create endless combinations using different spray heads, handles and wands. Instead of having to buy several watering tools for different purposes, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips at all times.
Choose the right plants for your climate
A little strategy can go a long way. When shopping for your garden, ask yourself whether your plant babies are actually suited to your climate. This simple trick will save you a lot of trouble – and plenty of water – especially if you live in a dry climate.