Saturday, October 27, 2007

Drought Tolerant Gardens in the Great Basin

Water has become a big issue in the Great Basin. The population is increasing and water resources not keeping up. Therefore, the quantity of available water has to be divided by the number of people using the water. As the population increases, the quantity of water per person gets smaller.

There are a number of things that can help conserve water. Many are being done now. Stop all of the leaks, line canals and ditches, use moisture sensitive devices that prevent sprinklers coming on if it is raining. The use of gray water and runoff from buildings and parking lots, etc. is gaining attention.

The use of native and drought tolerant plants in the landscape is a partial solution to having nice gardens using less water.

1 comment:

TN Nursury said...

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