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Waste Not, Want Not

Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:00:00 am

It's summertime in Oklahoma, and that means it's a little on the warm side. It also tends to be on the dry side. We know you spent all spring getting your lawn and gardens into tip-top shape and the last thing you want is to see them wither away. So we're here to give you some pointers on the all-important topic of water conservation because, if done properly, you can keep that yard looking green and those flowers/vegetables/shrubs/etc. growing strong while not being a wasteful-waterson.

Thankfully our pals over at the City of Oklahoma City have set up an entire website on the subject. Here are a few of their pointers:

  • Check the soil moisture before watering. The surface may be dry, but adequate moisture may be retained beneath the surface.
  • Water in the early morning or late afternoon.
  • Water slowly and thoroughly rather than frequently to encourage root growth.
  • Use plenty of mulch or compost to promote water retention in grass and flower beds.
  • Be sure the sprinkler is aimed at the lawn, not the street or sidewalk.

For more tips, visit their site, SqueezeEveryDrop.com. And for even more tips, check out the EPA's site on water conservation.

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