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World Water Day: How to reduce the amount of water you use

World Water Day aims to bring awareness to the importance of using water sustainably. Without changes in the way we, as a society, use water, future generations will suffer from inadequate potable water supplies. As the human population grows – and the effects of climate change worsen - the strain on our water supp

lies will continue to mount. To combat this problem, we have to make changes. And if we are to make genuine progress, everyone has to play their part. Outdoor water use accounts for a disproportionately large amount of household water usage - rising as high as 50% in the summer – making it an obvious target. In this post, we’re going to talk about a number of different things you can do to reduce outdoor water usage and do your bit for the environment.

Water reuse

If we can unearth methods of reusing and recycling water, we can reduce the strain on water mains supplies. One easily implemented method is rainwater harvesting. Collecting and utilising falling rainwater is an incredibly simple method of self-supply that has been around for millennia. To fail to take advantage of such a readily available source of water would be ridiculous – especially considering how easy it is to do.

Water butts can store thousands of litres of rainwater. Simply situate it beneath the downpipe of your guttering system and rainwater will slowly but surely collect within it. When you need to make use of this water – for watering plants, for washing clothes or flushing toilets – all you have to do is empty the stored water through the attached tap.

Reduce water use with artificial grass suppliers

Maintaining a natural grass lawn can be hard work. To keep at its peak throughout the course of an entire year, there are an inordinate amount of considerations you have to make. Composed of a precise blend of nutrients, the application of a well-suited fertiliser will provide your lawn with the components it needs to develop into a healthy lawn. But applying fertiliser on top of mowing the lawn regularly, eradicating the presence of moss and weeds, watering the lawn in rain-starved conditions, overseeding, and maintaining the edges of the lawn, is an almighty task. Collectively, these tasks amount to a sizeable investment of time, money and precious resources.

On the other hand, artificial grass lawns require very little in the way of maintenance. They don’t need mowing, they don’t need fertiliser and they don’t need watering. In this way then, artificial grass installers can help you reduce the amount of water you use. In the summer, outdoor water use accounts for over 50% of the water we use - a startlingly large percentage. By opting for artificial turf, you remove the need to use this supplementary water without sacrificing the quality of the surface. Artificial grass is strikingly like natural grass aesthetically; and you don’t have to go to great pains to make it look halfway as presentable. Regardless of conditions, it will retain the same stellar shape and colour. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself: you can get free artificial grass samples delivered directly to your door.

By installing an artificial lawn, expert artificial grass fitters can help you reduce the amount of water you use. With a reputed London lawn turf company on board, astro turf installation couldn’t be easier. Fill out our contact form, send us an email or give us a call for more details.

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