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Peel Region Encourages Residents to Practice Smart Watering Habits this Summer

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As temperatures rise, Peel recommends that residents adopt water-saving practices for their outdoor watering. These simple actions can make a significant difference in water conservation during the summer months.

Tips for using less water outdoors:  

·       Water less frequently: Most lawns and gardens do not require daily watering. Watering less often, but more deeply, promotes strong root growth, making plants more drought resistant.    

·       Monitor the forecast: Adjust watering schedules based on the weather forecast to avoid overwatering and unnecessary irrigation.  

·       Optimize watering times: Water before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m. to reduce water evaporation.  

·       Check for leaks: Regularly inspect outdoor taps, hoses, faucets, and sprinklers for leaks to prevent water waste.  

·       Raise mower height: Set your lawn mower to a higher level. Longer grass shades the roots and helps keep moisture in the soil. 

·       Sweep, don’t spray: Use a broom rather than a hose to clear driveways, sidewalks, and patios. 

·       Add mulch to your garden: Mulching helps prevent moisture loss and controls weeds. 

·       Collect rainwater: Install a rain barrel to store rainwater for future watering needs. 

·       Consider Fusion Landscaping: Create a beautiful, low-maintenance outdoor space that needs less watering. 

By practicing smart watering habits daily, we can save water while maintaining a beautiful landscape. For more water efficiency tips, visit Conserving water at home – Peel region or follow us @peelregion.ca on Instagram and @regionofpeel on X.

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