How to: Conserve Water in Your Garden this Summer

How to: Conserve Water in Your Garden this Summer

Stephanie Kinnear
Jul 17, 2007

There just aren't many things that taste better than a tomato plucked right from a vine in our backyard. That's probably why summer is the time of year when all of our thumbs start glowing green.

Summer is also the easiest time of year to waste a whole heck of a lot of water. Whether you're tending to a lawn or an herb garden, it can be tough to conserve.

Sunset magazine to the rescue ...

11 Ways to Fight Drought is a quick and dirty lesson in the easiest ways to save water in your yard, while the Summer Watering Guide offers more plant-specific guidance.

According to the Summer Watering Guide, "It's possible to use more water on your summer garden than you use for all other purposes all year long."

So glean a few of these tips and resist the temptation to drown those roses.

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