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6 Easy Tips on How to Conserve Water Outside Your Home

Doing your part to conserve water is important to the overall well-being of your community and it helps protect the earth. You may already be taking steps inside of your home to conserve water such as taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when you are brushing your teeth, and insulating your water pipes. Whatever you are doing inside of your home, try replicating your water conservation efforts on the outside of your home by using our tips below.

Screwdriver1. Screwdriver Test
Before watering your flower beds, grab a basic screwdriver. Using the blade of the screwdriver, insert into the soil. If the blade goes in easily, there’s no need to water.

2. Watering Your Trees
Don’t waste time watering the base of your trees, it’s the tip of roots that needs the water to thrive. Focus on watering around your tree’s drip line (directly beneath your tree’s foliage). If you want to really make sure your trees are getting enough water, try applying a generous layer of mulch.

3. Mow Smarter
Did you know that longer grass blades hold in more moisture? Next time you mow your lawn (or the next time TaskEasy does) be sure that the blades of the mower are on a higher setting. Leaving your grass a longer length will provide more shade to their roots and enable your lawn to hold in more moisture.

4. Bathe Your Pets OutsideBathingDog
Using a tub of water instead of a hose to bathe your pets will help you conserve water by not using more than you need. Bathing your pets in a dry area of your yard can help provide more moisture to your lawn.

5. Toss Your Hose, Grab a Broom

The next time you pull out your hose to clean your driveway or sidewalk, think about the hundreds of gallons of water you are wasting. Using a broom is an efficient and waterless way to clean around your home and to save money on water.

6. Watering Your Lawn Morning and Night
Watering your lawn during the day can often lead to a lack of moisture for your lawn. High temperatures throughout the day can cause water to evaporate and derive your lawn from much need moisture. If you really want a healthy lawn without having to water as much, adjust your sprinklers to water early in the morning or late at night.

We hope you enjoyed learning more about how you can help to conserve water. As always, TaskEasy is here for you and all of your home and lawn care needs. We have a large network of service experts ready to come take care of your lawn or help you with your water conservation efforts.

The author’s views are entirely his or her own and may not always reflect the view of TaskEasy.