Three Ways an Eco Garden Helps Conserve Water in Your Garden
According to the EPA, the average American family uses over 300 gallons of water per day. 30% of that water is used outdoors, with even higher estimates in the western part of the country. Water is becoming even more of a precious commodity, with some areas of the US needing to import some of their drinking water.
If you’re a gardener, you know how important proper watering is for garden plant life. Growing vegetables take a lot of water. At Eco Garden Systems, we came up with a way to garden more sustainably by using less water to grow vegetables in our raised garden bed. Here’s how we do it:
- The Water Reservoir, which holds ~74 gallons of water, creates a consistent supply of hydration for thirsty garden plants. Just fill it up and the garden does the rest. You can even use rainwater to fill it; there’s an overflow valve to funnel off excess water and protect plants from drowning. Learn about the best water for quenching the garden here. Want to be even more sustainable? Use a bucket to catch the overflowing rain water and use it in other pots and containers.
- The Air Gap between the water reservoir and the soil platform creates an oxygen rich, moist rich layer of air for roots to grow stronger, leading twice the speed-to-maturity of traditional gardens and up to 50% greater production per plant.
- Each Original Garden has an Integrated Watering System with hoses and 10 sprinkler heads. Attach the garden to a water source and a timer to water only when you need it, or when you are out of town.
The result is that each Eco Garden requires 65% less water usage than a traditional garden! That is a huge savings and will help your family conserve one of our most precious and under-appreciated resources – Water. For more sustainability tips, check out this article.
Tell us: What are you doing to conserve water in your garden?