Droughts It Seems To be – What Can Be Done In Order To Reduce The Impact

When a region receives below average rainfall or precipitation of moisture we call it a drought. Droughts can last months or sometimes even years. What can we do at the individual level to contribute to the ecosystem. First of all, reduce consumption of water for cooking, bathing, in the toilet, gardening, replace dripping faucets, if possible keep water for reuse, install aerators in your faucets and showers, install appliances that are more water efficient, install the latest toilets that use less amount of water, don’t use the disposal variety of sink and instead dispose of your waste food into the garbage or compost, plant drought tolerant grass and of course go for water harvesters in a big way.

Sometimes the obvious doesn't strike immediately - even a dripping faucet can add to the waste of water significantly.
Sometimes the obvious doesn’t strike immediately – even a dripping faucet can add to the waste of water significantly.
Water and energy efficient appliances
Water and energy efficient appliances
Water harvesting for garden is a must
Water harvesting for garden is a must
Large areas of green grass look beautiful - no doubts about it. Nevertheless, in order to keep your grass green during drought has its cost. Sprinkling water on daily bases is a done thing and consumes high quantities of water.
Large areas of green grass look beautiful – no doubts about it. Nevertheless, in order to keep your grass green during drought has its cost. Sprinkling water on daily bases is a done thing and consumes high quantities of water.
For creating a beautiful landscape one can get inspired in places with similar environment.
For creating a beautiful landscape one can get inspired in places with similar environment.

Plants for dry soils

And here are some ideas of what plants will manage even if you don´t water them for a while
Suculents grow just anywhere
Suculents grow just anywhere
Similar with lavender
Similar with lavender
Pinus mugo doesn´t grow tall, instead covers a some area. It doesn´t need much water and looks stunning.
Pinus mugo doesn´t grow tall, instead covers a some area. It doesn´t need much water and looks stunning.
Have you ever considered to have a herbal garden? Most of these herbs are fairly hardy. On top of it the aroma they produce is fabulous and also the the look.
Have you ever considered to have a herbal garden? Most of these herbs are fairly hardy. On top of it the aroma they produce is fabulous and also the the look.

Natural pool

Natural pool or Biotop pool - These are terms describing an alternative to classic swimming pool. This pool works with the bio section that purifies the water naturally without using chemicals. In case you don´t want to give up your pool, there are options how to make it more efficient and consume less water.
Natural pool or Biotop pool – These are terms describing an alternative to classic swimming pool. This pool works with the bio section that purifies the water naturally without using chemicals. In case you don´t want to give up your pool, there are options how to make it more efficient and consume less water.

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