How to get a lush garden with less water

With a drought raging across much of the western United States, many people will be looking to save water this summer. If you'd like to do your part to help conserve, and lower your water bill, here are some tips on building a garden that needs considerably less water.

Water More Efficiently

Underground irrigation is one of the best ways to conserve water. Unleashing a sprinkler on your lawn and garden leads to a lot of wasted water when it evaporates from the surface. But by installing irrigation tubing down below, you deliver the water directly to the soil where it is needed. Subsurface drip irrigation systems are fairly easy to install.