Top 10 Ways to Conserve Water

Ten simple ways to cut back on water in the garden and yard.


Water is vital to the life of your garden and yard, yet gardeners often waste this precious resource. Whether your area is suffering from a drought or not, follow these guidelines to cut down on water usage:

water deeply to get the most use of your water1. Deep Watering

Water deeply, making sure to soak the root zone rather than the whole yard.

Read More: How long should you leave the hose on?

Photo: (cc) Beth Harper/Flickr

2. Native Plants


When landscaping, choose native plants that require little or no water beyond what nature provides.

Photo: Christa Neu

More: Native Plants for Vour Region