Water Conservation Tips (part 2)

Outside Your Home

Conserving water in summer is important during the year.

You can reduce your water use even more with simple water conservation measures at home.

Simple changes to your lawn and garden can help reduce your water use. By raising your lawn mower blade to a 3 inch setting, your lawn and soil will hold more moisture. Using mulch around plants also holds moisture and reduces evaporation. Many plants, flowers, trees and bushes that are native to the area require less watering. Select native plants that thrive in the local climate to reduce water use and preserve the look and feel of Central Texas.

  • Watering your lawn in the early morning conserves water by reducing evaporation.
  • Rainwater collection systems conserve water by reusing rainwater in your garden and when washing your car.
  • Get out the broom and sweep your driveway and sidewalk rather than hosing them down with water.

Learn more about green plumbing solutions that help you conserve water and save money in the next installment of Plumbing Insights, brought to you by the experts at 1st Home and Commercial Services.