Water restriction season is upon us. If you have no idea when you are allowed to water, check out KWGN’s details. You can receive up to a $500 fine for not following the restrictions, says the news outlet and Denver Water. Definitely not something anyone wants to pay this summer. There are things you can do, however, to really stretch the water you can use and still keep your foliage alive.
1. Slow down your watering. Water should be applied no faster than the soil surface is able to absorb it, as Ace Hardware explains.
2. Purchase a hose nozzle with a flow cutoff. This will give more control over where the water goes rather than allowing it to flow onto sidewalks, patios, and areas that are not homes to your plants.
3. Consider buying mulch for around plants and trees. Mulch in the vegetable garden helps retain soil moisture by cutting down on surface evaporation.
4. Take advantage of local rebates and incentive programs. The Denver Post has already created a long list of ways to cash in on saving water this season.
Even apartment-dwellers can get in on water savings. Check out the Denver Post article on cutting down water usage on dishwashers, showers, and toilets. Some may discover that saving water is easy enough to do all the time!