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The world offers hybrid cars to conserve gas and energy efficient light bulbs to help conserve electricity, but what about water conservation?

As a landscaping company we value the very crucial role water plays in nurturing green spaces and delivering environmental benefits. Because water plays such a large role in our lives and makes a bigger impact than most of us realize, it’s important to use it sparingly when possible.

Get Smart

There are many ways you and your family can choose to use water wisely, not only saving water, but saving money in the process. One of the easiest ways is to simply start planting! Believe it or not, small changes to your landscaping and gardening routines are the perfect first step to conserving water.

Here are a few ways planting can make a difference from the Irrigation Association®:

1. Landscape to suit your lot. Choose grass or plants that have low water requirements and will thrive in your local climate. Consider your lot’s exact features, including sun and shade, dry and damp areas, plant size, and how you plan to use each section of your yard.


2. Keep soil healthy.
Aerating your lawn, especially around trees, at least once a year helps improve water penetration. When planting, turn and cultivate the soil and add compost or fertilizer to improve moisture retention and grow healthier plants that need less water to stay strong.


3. 'Hydro-zone”
your yard. Grouping plants with similar moisture needs in the same area makes it easier to make sure they get the water they need without overwatering. Separate plants from grassy areas, which have different water requirements.

Invest in a Long Term Solution

This next option for conservation is a bit more complex, and for the most successful results, should include a professional consultation.

What is this long term solution? Installing an irrigation system in your yard. Irrigation systems control the application of water for agricultural purposes through an underground sprinkler system. They are also specifically calibrated for climate and equipped with preset timers as well as rain and humidity sensors that help deliver the precise amount of water at the exact time required.

This means no more dragging the hose around the yard or remembering to turn the sprinkler off. The irrigation system takes care of everything for you!

For even more on irrigation systems, maintenance and the services Stork offers visit the Irrigation page of our website.

Sources: http://www.irrigation.org/IA/Resources/Smart-Irrigation-Month/

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