Conserving Water Outside

Grass in most parts of Ireland can survive for long periods without water and will quickly recover when the next rain showers arrive, and we all know that won't take too long. A  few simple things like raising lawnmower blades to a higher level will help stop grass from scorching in warm weather. Leaving the grass clippings on the lawn after mowing protects roots and returns nutrients to the soil. Watering cans! If you must water your plants, do it in the early morning or evening when it's cooler, watering during the day will only give the water an opportunity to evaporate. Put the hose back in the shed and always use a watering can fitted with a rose. Compost!...

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