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10 ways to save water in your garden with a water butt

Posted by Garden Tech, on February 21, 2023.

A water butt is an excellent way to save water in your garden, but how can you make the most of it?

Here are ten ways to save water and make your garden more sustainable with a decorative water butt.

  1. Water your plants in the early morning or late evening to reduce evaporation.
  2. Use a watering can or hose with a spray nozzle to direct the water where it’s needed.
  3. Mulch your garden with organic material, such as leaves or straw, to help retain moisture.
  4. Choose drought-tolerant plants that require less water.
  5. Install a rain sensor on your irrigation system to prevent watering during rainfall.
  6. Use a watering gauge to measure how much water your plants actually need.
  7. Group your plants by water needs to avoid overwatering some and under watering others.
  8. Use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to deliver water directly to the roots of your plants.
  9. Clean your gutters and downspouts regularly to ensure water flows into your water butt.
  10. Reuse water from your home, such as leftover bathwater, to water your plants.
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