Green Your Garden: Water Wisely
Tip #2: Water Wisely.
To minimize your garden’s water use, mulch with cocoa shells, bark, or other natural materials to reduce evaporation. (Bonus: This also helps keep weeds down.) When you do need to sprinkle your crop, consider using greywater or installing a rain-collection system — simply placing a barrel under a downspout could suffice. Try drip irrigation instead of a broadcasting sprinkler, and put water-delivery devices on a timer.
Tell us: How do you conserve water in the garden?