Here are some great things you can do in order to conserve water throughout the year. By taking up some or all of these tips, you will be able to have a gorgeous garden and conserve water at the same time.
1. Plan and Prepare
Plan your garden so you group plants with similar water needs together. This way, when you water, you can be sure that you are as efficient as possible. If you are able to set up windbreaks this will also help lower the water needs of many plants.
2. Have the a good Soil
The soil moisture is vital when it comes to healthy plants and if your soil is sandy, the water will simply flow right through, not giving the soil the moisture it needs. Adding substances to your soil like peat, manure or compost can help to build up the organic matter in the soil and keep it much healthier.
Having a layer of mulch at least 75 mm thick will help keep the moisture level high after watering and will decrease evaporation by a huge 70%. Mulch will reduce the amount of weeds, help to control the temperature of the soil and can help to prevent erosion, it also looks great!