Use Water Efficiently

In the Midwest, lawn watering and other outdoor water use can account for a significant portion of summer water usage. Overwatering and inefficient watering practices result in wasted water and polluted runoff that may end up in nearby streams, rivers, lakes, and even groundwater. Being mindful of your watering practices and choosing landscaping options that will help your lawn soak up rainwater to reduce flooding and pollution have many benefits to both your lawn’s health and the environment. It can also save you money!

Read on to learn more about steps you can take to conserve water and control runoff on your property.

sprinkler watering lawn

Water your lawn only during the early morning hours to conserve water and prevent disease. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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