Top 5 Water Saving Tips for the Garden
Water is a commodity, it costs money and environments and most noteably for the average person it takes time to apply.
Choose water efficient plants - If the plants do not need any extra watering then you do not need to come up with provisions
Mulch and compost your plants - This will limit the evaporation of water due to sun and wind as well as reduce water run off. The compost will improve the structure and water holding capability of your soil.
Install a Raingarden - Divert the water that falls on your site in to a garden bed instead of the stormwater.
Install drip irrigation - If you must irrigate your garden beds use drip irrigation. It can be installed underneath mulch and deliver water directly to the root zone eliminating evaporation.
Water in the morning Water first thing in the morning before the sun is out and while it is still. This will make will get your plants turgid and ready for the day while reducing evaporation.