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Conserve Water & Energy

Water is a precious resource: use it wisely. Photo: Amritanshu Sirdar, Unsplash
Water is a precious resource: use it wisely. Photo: Amritanshu Sirdar, Unsplash

A well-designed landscape can not only add beauty to your home, but also can reduce your heating and cooling costs. A well-placed tree, shrub, or vine can deliver effective shade, act as a windbreak, and reduce your energy bills. Carefully positioned trees can save up to 25% of the energy a typical household uses. Check out Energy Saver 101 infographic for more ways your landscaping can help you save energy and water. 

Water is a precious resource; conserving it is a key to Earth-friendly gardening. Water is scarce but essential for our existence. Supplies are increasingly coming under pressure. Only 3% of the world’s water is fresh and 0.05% of this is available to humans. Gardeners play a key role in supporting the living creatures in our watersheds as well as keeping our watersheds healthy and recharged. There are many techniques that allow gardeners to conserve considerable water.