Gardening Tips that will Help You Save Water

This post is brought to you by guest author, Christine.

The EPA estimates that about 7.8 billion gallons of water – or anywhere from 30 to 70 percent depending on the region – are used outdoors in the U.S. each year and as much as half of that is wasted due to inefficient watering methods. If this month’s water bill left you in shock and wondering how to lower your bill without jeopardizing the beautiful green hue of your lawn, you’re in luck!

Certified Landscape Professional and Master Gardener Joe Lamp’l of PBS’ “Growing a Greener World” has teamed up with Pennington Seed to provide all of us homeowners with money saving gardening tips. In this video, Joe Lamp’l shares gardening techniques, such as:

  • Easy methods to properly water our yards, minimize outdoor water consumption, and maintaining sustainability.
  • Simple tips on how to keep yard and garden weed free
  • Which plants help achieve optimal water efficiency

Here’s more about Joe Lamp’l:

As a Certified Landscape Professional and Master Gardener, Joe Lamp’l combines his television experience and expertise of landscaping, environmental stewardship and passion for living a more eco-friendly life, as creator, host and executive producer of the award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World®. The show, which is entering its fourth season, focuses on the stories of people, places and organizations that are doing good things for the planet, with an emphasis on landscaping topics. He also serves as a landscaping and sustainability guest expert on national morning shows like NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Weather Channel, among others.

What are some of your water conservation tips?


  1. Betty Baez says:

    Great tips! Im glad we’ve been getting a lot of rain lately so i’ve been watering a lot less lately!

  2. Such great tips – and so important to be conscious about water usage, especially during the summer. Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean you have to be wasteful.

  3. I love gardening and the tips in the video really helped me to save water.

  4. Great tips!

  5. These are great tips. It drives me crazy when you see people watering the street or their sprinklers are on in the rain. We always keep a close eye on the weather and if it is going to rain turn our sprinklers off.

  6. Thanks, i’ll have to look into getting that seed and mulch

  7. Wow, this is really informative and helpful for me because I am really hoping to start a garden once my husband and I move. 🙂

  8. I dont water the lawn, mostly just the garden and luckily I use most of these methods. I would like to try a rain barrel though for the hottest months but have yet tto do it!

  9. Great tips!its crazy how much water I use

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