A well-kept garden of 50 m2 can consume up to 1000 liters of water a day, whereas a larger garden of 300 m2 can consume up to 360,000 liters per year. Despite the fact that the rain takes care of most of this, here are still some points to take into consideration:
- Choose plants that need less water, this kind of garden can be very beautiful too!
- Plant dry plants on slopes, and water-loving plants in depressions, where water accumulates for longer.
- Cover the surface with a protective layer of plants and add organic matter like compost to the soil to prevent evaporation.
- Collect rainwater for watering - it's free!
- Water plants slowly, generously and rarely, instead of quickly, superficially and often.
- Water the plants either early in the morning or in the late afternoon, so that the water does not evaporate in the sun.
- Use a hose with a sprinkler, to get a more even spread.