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Water is a limited resource and should be conserved whenever possible. This is a guide about watering wisely.
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Here are some tips for conserving water in your garden:
Source: These tips came directly from the school of experience. My family had a garden every year and I was taught right there at home.
By Sandy from Elon, NC
If you live in the desert as I do, watering at night works best. Mold is not a problem here.
Keep track of the days that it rains on a calendar. Circle the day and write "Rain". This way its easy for you too see which day it rained. It will help you save money on your water bill. You will always know when you should water your garden, so no over watering occurs, and no waste!
By Tonya S. from Coal City, IL
What rain? So far this year we have had less than 3 inches according to my rain gauge. LOL. But good idea for non-desert areas.
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When watering your lawn by using sprinklers, make sure the water is not hitting your house (ex. siding, windows, or foundation walls), only the grass, flowers, and bushes.
Instead of running the sprinklers on a timer, I only turn them on when needed. Been doing this for years. Since we have water restrictions in our city, we are limited to T and F.