In the garden

We all love beautiful gardens, but there are ways to use water outdoors without wasting thousands of litres.

Why not order your garden water saving kit to help you be a savvy water saver?

 

Take a look at the contents below to see what's included.

  • Water Mat - Keep your plants watered for a week.

  • The Water Stick is a clever moisture probe that senses when the time is right to water house plants.

  • SwellGel - Releases water as plants need it.

  • Seedballs - Bee and butterfly friendly wildflower seeds.

Handy gardening tips

 

Spring is a great time to nurture your garden ready for coming back to life, and there’s lots of things you can do to save water in the garden too.

  • Prepare soil for summer by locking in moisture with a surface mulch. This helps to reduce weeds and the need for frequent watering.

  • Get ready for the summer sun by sowing seeds that are low maintenance. Look for cornflower, California poppy, verbena and salvia.

  • Collect rainwater in water butts and position where they’ll be most helpful, so water is easily at hand whenever you need it.

  • Use good quality, peat free compost with a slow-release fertiliser that will retain water for beds and borders.

Sustainable gardening

Your garden practices can help improve water quality, wildlife and your local environment. There are easy ways to adapting to more frequent hotter, drier summers as well as helping the environment by recycling kitchen leftovers or garden waste.

There are many benefits to making your own compost such as improving soil structure and adding extra nutrients for plants. You can use a hot compost system or food digester such as the Green Cone or Green Johanna in your garden. Unlike ordinary compost systems, these will take food waste and small amounts of fat, and help towards preventing pollution caused by blockages from kitchen pipes.