Other advice includes investing in a water butt
to collect rainwater and saving grey water to use on the garden.
There are a zillion products out there designed to help you save water, from automatic irrigation systems, with sensors designed to monitor the amount of moisture in the soil and turn themselves on accordingly (or which can be turned on via an app on your phone), to bath water diverters which will send all your 'grey' water to your water butt
If you're on a water meter - or you just care about the planet - a water butt
is a must for keeping that garden lush and green in the summer months.
i diumw Measure 5cm down from your cut in the downpipe and use the spirit level to mark this on the water butt
- this is the height you'll need to drill the hole in the butt to connect the other end of the diverter.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org QI'VE always fancied my own water butt
in the garden so I can harvest water from my greenhouse roof.
Welsh Water is urging gardeners to avoid water waste by ditching the sprinkler and investing in a water butt
- small water tanks that collect and store rainwater, which can then be used to water lawns and flower beds.
INSTALL A WATER BUTT
Each household has half a tonne of treated water pumped through their taps door every day, according to UK charity Waterwise [www.waterwise.org.uk].
Gardening expert Terry Walton of the Rhondda Allotments Association and a regular Radio Two contributor said: "The only real risk would come from a water butt
that's sitting unused in the corner of the garden and full of stagnant water.
If you are situating your water butt
on Richard fits a water butt
an already solid surface, you can place the staging directly onto this.
Don't get them mixed up with your soil pipes (which carry waste from your sinks, baths and toilets to the sewer), your water butt
will still ll up, but you won't want to spread the result on your garden.
QMY water butt
is getting clogged with leaves and debris from the gutters - any tips on how I can stop this from happening?
However, it's much cheaper to use a water butt
. These are best set up in the autumn so they fill up over winter, but it's never too late.