Water-saving tips for savvy gardeners

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Did you know the rainfall levels in your region can affect more than how your garden grows – including the integrity of your home’s foundation, potential for water damage and overall fire risk? (Photo courtesy of Paul Moody for Unsplash)

While April showers indeed bring May flowers, conserving water is always in season. Keen on conserving water (and saving money) this summer?

• Eliminate waste by switching from sprinklers to soaker hoses stat and install a timer while you’re at it.

• Combat evaporation by watering at the beginning or end of the day.

• Collect rainwater and/or recycle greywater to make the most of what’s (naturally) available.

• Choose native plants, which are less thirsty and more likely to thrive in your landscaping conditions, especially those that are drought prone.

• Downsize your lawn. Period. The pollinators will thank you.

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– Staff report, The Arizona 100