Water conservation tips and advice
Here are a few tips to help reduce consumption...
Early morning or dusk is the best time, use a watering can rather than a hosepipe. Aim to soak the roots, where the water is less likely to evaporate.
Automatic drip watering systems
Automatic drip watering systems are the most economical and effortless means of watering your garden. Delivering precious water on a timed basis, they're great for the environment, using some 90% less water than hand-held watering.
Install water butts wherever possible to collect the free rainwater so beloved of our plants and crops. Simple to fit, they will reduce your water bill significantly if you are on a water meter, especially in summer when our gardens are thirsty creatures.
Moisture control gel
This brilliant water storing gel ensures that moisture is absorbed, retained and released when plants need it, reducing the need for watering hanging baskets and containers considerably.
Keep your garden looking good with minimal water
usage this summer with these clever tips from the experts...
Use Aftercut revitaliser regularly after mowing to keep your lawn green, healthy, thick and strong with minimal additional watering. Includes drought tolerant grass seed.
Bark is a triple hero, retaining moisture in beds, borders and containers, suppressing weeds and looking good all at the same time.
Feed your plants
To keep your plants in tip top condition and therefore more tolerant to dry conditions, we recommend using a good quality fertiliser such as Vitax organic liquid seaweed or Maxicrop original.
Mulch and borders
Dig well-rotted manure and New Horizon garden compost into your garden to boost your soil quality, help it retain moisture and improve overall performance.