Do you want a beautiful garden but worry it might conflict with your desire to conserve water? We say you can have your garden and conserve water with the Ri-Treat Waste Water System!
You deserve to have beautiful things in your life while feeling good about caring for our environment. The following tips will help you make smart choices when watering your home garden.
- Use Ri-Treat to irrigate your garden
The Ri-Treat Waste Water System works to clean and re-use your waste water from the toilet, kitchen, and laundry to irrigate your garden. Ri-Treat features a high quality irrigation kit for more effective irrigation. This system is certainly a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way to keep your garden looking green and healthy.
- Water your garden only when it needs it
While the Ri-Treat system can efficiently recycle your waste water for your home, it’s up to you to decide when your garden needs watering. To find out if your lawn needs water, use this rule of thumb: stick your finger about 4 cm into the soil, and if the soil is not moist, it is time for a shower.
- Water less often, but with gusto
Flower beds do well with just one or two watering sessions per week as long as it is a thorough watering.
- Water when cool
Plan to water during evening or early morning hours when the soil is cool. Less water will evaporate than during the heat of the day, allowing the plants to retain sufficient water.
- Dry leaves are healthy leaves
When kept wet overnight, leaf mold may form on leaves. Leaves that are left wet during the hot daytime hours may develop slight burn marks.
- Put your garden on a schedule
For those of us who do not have time to stick our finger in the soil every day, it is recommended to water your garden deeply and infrequently (about 2.5 cm a week). But how do you measure how much water your lawn is soaking in? For this you can use a rain gauge or a cup of water placed on your garden and a ruler. Run your irrigation system for about 15 minutes, check the amount of water left in the cup or rain gauge, and you can do some quick calculations to find out how much water per hour is coming from the sprinkler.
So, go ahead and enjoy a beautiful garden at home while doing your part to conserve water. Have questions about the Ri-Treat Waste Water System? Give Ri-Industries a call at 08 8444 8100 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.