August tends to be hot and dry in Minnesota, and hot dry weather brings back our old enemy, the lawn sprinkler. Consider ditching the sprinkler for lower water bills by installing a pretty native plant garden in an unused portion of your lawn.
August tends to be hot and dry in Minnesota, and hot dry weather brings back our old enemy, the lawn sprinkler. For those who are looking to reduce their water bill and are tired of lugging around hoses, switching unused portions of the lawn to a native plant garden can be an aesthetically pleasing and water saving alternative.
Native plants have adapted over time to Minnesota's climate - the wet and the dry, the hot and the cold. Most have deep roots that are capable of finding water and nutrients when resources are scarce. And the benefits of native plants go well beyond water conservation: pollinators, habitat, clean water, grants for installation, and more.
You can learn more about how to garden with native plants and where to buy them by visiting www.BlueThumb.org or by calling 952-953-2462.
Fun Fact: Apple Valley residents and businesses use nearly 4 times as much water in summer as in winter. The increased water use is almost entirely from outdoor watering.