Making Your Garden Energy Efficient – 3 Easy Tips

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Last Updated on April 17, 2023 by Griselda M.

There are a few things that you can do to achieve positive results in the process of making your garden energy efficient. If you ever come across a situation where maintenance of your garden costs more than the garden itself, then it’s time for a change.

Energy-efficient gardens are a hot topic to talk about in the last few years. With the current situation of the environment, every eco-friendly action that you make matters to the world around you.

Today we are going to cover the topic of making your garden energy efficient with a few easy tips. It is time that you understand what energy efficiency means and be more eco-friendly.

3 Easy Tips to Achieve the Best Resource Allocation

Tip no.1 – Smart water usage and coverage

There are a few ways you can use water in an efficient way. Some of them require additional investment, however, the value returned can be seen in the long run. Here are the tips we would like to mention when talking about smart water usage.

Slow watering

Allow time for water to seep into the soil before watering again. Allowing puddles to grow on the soil surface is not a promising idea. Schedule controllers to allow watering time to get split into smaller periods if utilizing an automated irrigation system.

Watering schedule

Be careful not to overwater your plants. Except for container-grown plants, turn off your sprinklers throughout the rainy season (mid-November to late February). 

It is sufficient to water the lawn three times each week. Water between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. For deep root development, water plants more slowly and for longer periods of time. You can plant water-conserving plants as well.

Technology use

Use water and humidity sensors. That way you can cancel the scheduled watering if it is not necessary. 

Energy Efficient Garden

Tip no.2 – Maintain your garden; an easy way

You must understand the way your garden communicates to you. Smart maintenance is a core thing when talking about energy-efficient gardening. Prune your garden regularly, allow the soil to get dry then proceed with watering your garden and use natural fertilizer. 

An interesting example is the process of grasscycling. When mowing your lawn, let the leftover grass in the soil. It will function as fertilizer and save you energy and money.

Tip no.3 – Energy-efficient garden lighting

LED lighting has a far longer lifespan than incandescent or fluorescent lighting. Unlike traditional lights, LEDs progressively lose their light output rather than burning out. 

There are even LEDs with timers that are powered by the sun during the day. You can set up a timer for them to light when the sun sets down. With these LEDs, you will not need extra power used to light up your garden.

Final Thoughts on Energy-Efficient Garden

In conclusion, these tips will ensure that you are on the path to making your garden energy-efficient. Even though there are many other tips about an eco-friendly garden, the ones we mentioned are simple and will give you results in a brief period.

Thank you for reading our article. Now get your garden to a more energy-efficient state!

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