Want to do your part for the environment? National Water Week runs from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 28 October 2012 and Bunnings is encouraging customers to reduce water use around the home and garden.
Bunnings National Watering Buyer, Darren Cox, provides his expert advice on saving water around the home this warm season.
1. Use water wisely and save wherever possible.Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, using a watering can when caring for plants and putting a bucket in the shower and sink to capture any wasted water, which can then be used in the garden.
2. Invest in water saving products. This ensures you maximise water use while keeping costs down. Installing a water saving showerhead or tap not only saves water but also reduces water bill costs.
3. As the weather starts to warm, don't run your sprinklers over time. Get in touch with your local council for more information regarding sprinkler use guidelines. Invest in water-saving products such as tap timers which effectively monitor water usage and trigger adaptors which prevent leaks and drips.
4. Use water saving products when gardening, such as water storage crystals, water saving mulch and soil saturator. These products help the garden by improving soil quality and water retention. It's important to ensure the garden is receiving the right amount of nurture and nutrients, to assist optimum growth of plants and flowers.
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