When deciding where to place your plants, consider not only their sun and soil needs, but how thirsty they are. Group them accordingly, and you'll have a more water-efficient landscape.
Realty Times reports:
If you put plants together by how much water they need, you'll cut time and water use down. By putting the plants that need less water together, you'll avoid under or over watering. Do the same with the plants that need a lot of water and plant them in the same area.
- Your thirstiest should go together, potentially near the house to take advantage of rainfall coming off the roof.
- Put plants that need drip irrigation or sprinkler water further out from thirsty plants.
- The furthest away from the thirsty plants will be plants that need little to no watering.
These and other tips in the article below can reduce your water bill, help save thousands of litres of water per year, and reduce your water usage outside by 20 per cent or more.
6 Water-Saving Landscaping Ideas [Realty Times]