6 tips on saving water during a hosepipe ban

During a hosepipe ban, it’s essential to conserve water as much as possible to help alleviate the strain on water supplies. Here are some tips on how to save water during a hosepipe ban:

  1. Use a watering can: Instead of using a hose to water your plants, use a watering can. This way, you can control the amount of water used more efficiently. Read our list of Best Watering Cans
  2. Time your watering: Water your plants early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. This reduces water loss due to evaporation.
  3. Collect rainwater: Install a water butt on any downpipe in your garden including your greenhouse and shed. This water can be used for watering plants during dry periods. Read our top 10 water butts
  4. Mulch your garden: Applying a layer of mulch around plants helps retain moisture in the soil, reducing the need for frequent watering.
  5. Fix leaks quickly: Check for any leaks in pipes, taps, or irrigation systems, and fix them immediately to avoid wasting water.
  6. Reuse water: Consider reusing water from household tasks like washing fruits and vegetables or cooking pasta to water plants.
  7. Monitor water usage: Keep track of your water usage regularly to identify areas where you can further save water.
  8. Consider alternatives: Look into alternative gardening methods like drip irrigation, which delivers water directly to the roots of plants, reducing water waste.

Remember, during a hosepipe ban, every drop counts. By being mindful of your water usage and making a conscious effort to conserve water, you can contribute to the conservation of this precious resource.