Summer Water Conservation
We live in the land of 10,000 lakes. June was the second wettest month in Minnesota history. With over 11 inches of rain during the month, why would we be concerned about fresh water conservation?
Some have suggested that fresh water may become the precious resource that gold and oil have been in the past. While we are enduring record rainfalls and floods, California is in the midst of a three year drought. They produce 30% of our country’s produce. We are already seeing rising produce prices in the grocery stores.
Here are a few Summer water conservation tips from a local business, Lakeville Heating and Cooling on ways to conserve summer watering.
Summer tips for Saving Water Resources
- 1 inch of water per week on your lawn, either from rain or irrigation is enough water for the lawn.
- Avoid watering between 11 am and 4 pm or on windy days to reduce evaporation loss.
- Over watering your lawn causes shallow roots, lawn stress and disease.
- Build good soil to allow the water to soak into promoting healthy lawn and plant growth.
- Mulch around plants to keep soil moist proving nutrients and preventing weeds.
Fresh water is a precious resource. When it is gone, it is gone. By using the above tips to conserve your summer water usage you will save money and in the process protect a precious resource.