Spring has finally sprung! If you’re using the warmer weather to do some spring cleaning and organising around your place, consider taking stock of your water usage habits in the home and garden. Keeping your house and garden looking fresh whilst being mindful of water usage can be tricky, but it can be done! Here are our top tips for creating the ultimate water wise house and garden this Spring…
Fix leaks as soon as possible
Get on top of any leaks, broken taps and broken toilets as soon as possible. It’s scary to think how much water is wasted when these are left for too long. According to the Water Corp, around 700 million buckets of water are lost through residential leaks in Perth alone! Help to minimise this by sorting any sneaky leaks at your place.
Water correctly and only when necessary
Overwatering gardens is a common culprit when it comes to water wastage. The Water Corp have some very easy to follow guidelines around watering days and times, so be sure to check their website and ensure your reticulation and watering behaviour aligns with the guidelines specific to the season and your suburb. For more information on your area, visit: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/
Showers are a great place to start when it comes to saving water in the home. First and foremost, ensuring your shower is fitted with a water efficient shower head is crucial to potentially helping you save thousands of litres of water a year. Look for the stars on the WELS label, the more stars = the more water you will save. Create new habits by reducing your shower time to 2 minutes, setting a timer can be really useful here! Placing a bucket in the shower to catch excess water that can also be used on the garden is another great water saving handy hint!
Teach the kids
Educate your little ones on the importance of saving water and get them involved in implementing your new habits. Turning off the taps while brushing their teeth, not over filling the bath and timing showers can all help lower household water usage.
Opt for water friendly appliances
Dishwashers and washing machines consume a significant amount of water in busy households so when it comes time to purchasing or replacing your white goods, opt for the most water efficient products. Like your showerhead, the higher the star rating, the more water friendly! For bonus points, choose express and cold cycles where possible too.
Choose waterwise plants
When it comes to landscaping and selecting plants for your garden, aim for local native varieties and drought tolerant plants that, once established, require very little maintenance in the way of watering and fertilising. Some examples include; Australian native plants, succulents as well as flowers such as daffodils, tulips and geraniums. Get the kids involved for a day of gardening, they’ll love it! Bunnings have a great range of water friendly plants for all types of gardens, check out their website for some garden inspo: https://www.bunnings.com.au/our-range/garden
If you have any top water saving tips for the home or garden, be sure to let us know so we can add them to our list! Keep up to date with all our latest blog posts and with what’s happening in our community by following our Facebook page or head to our website, www.beenyupgrove.com.au
If you can see yourself calling Beenyup Grove home, please feel free to contact either Debra or Lee for a chat. They’d love to speak with you about creating your dream life here.
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