High and Dry
Plan your space to not only be beautiful but to make more efficient use of Mother Nature’s resources.
Well, I bet most people lamented the fact that we had an all-day rain event last Friday/ Yes, it sucks when the weather does not allow for outdoor activities unless you like being soaked!
But we should complain less and appreciate those days of nice steady rain. We had a very dry month in May with rainfall down 22mm vs last year—that’s less than half of what we received last May. While fewer rainy days does provide us with lovely outdoor opportunities, what does It mean for your gardens, lawn, farmers’ fields etc.?
Simple, we need to water more often, driving up our utility bills. Watering more often means our ponds, lakes and rivers get hit hard with lower water levels affecting our natural environment in many ways.
One way to avoid the water trap is to have rain barrels situated on your property. They can gather that excess rainwater and store it. It can then be used to keep your plants watered during dryer times and helps avoid turning on the taps!
Another is planning your space to incorporate a design that requires less water to look lush and beautiful. That is where I can help. Contact me, Leslie, and we can plan your space to not only be beautiful but to make more efficient use of Mother Nature’s resources to reduce maintenance costs and help out our environment just a little bit.
So don’t blame it on the rain, dance a little when you see some storm clouds, your gardens and lawn are going to enjoy a good drink!