Public Service Announcement
55 - 60 Seconds
Water Conservation Outdoors
This is __________________________________________________ with the UK
College of Agriculture. Water is a precious natural resource, and conserving water can help us
ensure we have water available when we need it. You can also save money by conserving water.
Here are some simple tips for how you can do your part to conserve water outdoors.
- Mulch trees, shrubs, and flower and vegetable gardens to help retain soil moisture.
Also, control weeds which will compete with plants for water.
- Use a broom or blower to clean driveways, sidewalks and patios instead of using a hose.
- Water lawns and gardens early in the morning. This will help reduce water lost
- Water plants only when needed. Plant and shrubs need about one inch of water each week.
Annuals and perennials need frequent watering for the first two weeks, but then only require
about one inch of water per week. Water only when rain does not meet these needs.
- Use a small pool for outdoor play for children instead of a hose or sprinkler.
- Collect rainwater for watering plants.
- Check hoses, faucets, and sprinklers for leaks.
For more information about water conservation and water quality issues, contact the
_____________ County Extension office.
Contact: Kim Henken (859-257-7775)
Updated June 28,2005