Whether or not we’ll ever run out of fresh water on the planet is something that’s in dispute, due to the fact that evaporation is constant and that water does not leave the atmosphere. However, that really has no bearing on your life depending on the place you live. You might have to deal with some type of water ordinance, and this may be hindering your gardening. Here are some tips to conserve water while growing a healthy, vibrant garden.
Over-watering something like your lawn is the number-one reason that your garden may end up suffering. For example, if you live in a state or town that monitors your water usage, and they notice that you’re going a little crazy with the water, they may outright cut it off. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that you don’t need that much water to keep your lawn healthy in the first place. A simple sprinkling every other day will do just fine.
For your garden in particular, it helps a lot if you have a healthy, thick compost pile that you’re planting your seeds and plants in. The more robust your compost is, the more water it’s going to hold. Plus, if the compost is natural and rich in vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, it’s going to provide your plants with so much food that you won’t need nearly as much water in order for them to grow.
Ground covers are a great way in which you can retain the moisture of your garden. When the water hits the soil of your garden, it does two things very quickly. First, the water starts to sink into the ground. Second, the water begins to evaporate. This means that your roots only have a limited window in which to soak it up. Ground covers will ensure that your water isn’t evaporating, which will give the roots more time to soak up the goodness.
If you really want to have the same effect as using ground covers but also wish to add more nutrients to the soil while having an attractive-looking garden, then adding several layers of good mulch is the way to go. As a practical tip that you should use even if you’re not all that interested in going strictly organic, it helps if you use an all-natural mulch product. The material used to make this type of mulch is just superior.
A garden with only one or two types of plants isn’t going to do that well at all, not to mention that you’re not really getting anything from it. The best gardens out there are very diverse. You won’t have to plant dozens of different types of vegetation, but having at least 6 different plants is a smart move.
Gardening is something so incredibly simple that most folks can read an article like this and end up with great-tasting, robust produce in only a few months. Follow this advice, and you can be the next gardener enjoying the harvest.