Here are some good tips from the blog, “What’s Green with Betsy.” Check out her blog – she offers some good common sense tips for living lightly.
According to a report from the National Climatic Center in Asheville, NC and the Huffington Post, “The nation’s widest drought in decades is spreading, with more than half of the continental United States now in some stage of drought and most of the rest enduring abnormally dry conditions.” As I write this post from my farm on Cape Cod, the thermometer says 88 degrees (though it feels even hotter), much of my lawn looks brown and my flowers, vegetables and normally hearty hydrangea look wilted. And there have been many days this summer just like this.
We obviously need to water to keep our plants alive. However, we need to think about water conservation too in such dry conditions with little or no rain in the forecast. A lush green lawn is lovely, but turf grass is our largest irrigated “crop” using as much as half of all fresh water…
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