Eco-friendly tips for reducing water waste in the garden (2); alternative cleaning methods

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With hosepipe bans increasingly common in the UK, especially during the summer months we need to find alternative ways to look after our gardens and whilst it might take a bit more time and effort, these methods are much more water-efficient and promote responsible usage.

  • Use a broom: sweep your patio, deck, or driveway to remove dirt and debris. It's a simple, effective, and water-free way to keep outdoor spaces clean.
  • Manual scrubbing: for stubborn spots on patios or garden furniture, use a brush and a bucket of soapy water. This method uses much less water than a hose or pressure washer.
  • Leaf blower: for dry debris like leaves or dust, a leaf blower can be an efficient tool to clean your outdoor areas without using water.
  • Microfiber cloths: use damp microfiber cloths to wipe down garden furniture, railings, and other surfaces. These cloths are highly effective at cleaning with minimal water.
  • Vinegar and baking soda: for tougher stains on patios or pathways, use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. This eco-friendly solution can break down grime without the need for excessive water.
  • Rainwater collection: if you must wash down larger areas, use collected rainwater from your water butt. This ensures you're not drawing from the mains supply. Contact us here to find out how you could claim a FREE 100 litre water butt by joining our sustainable gardening community (whilst stocks last).
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products: opt for biodegradable cleaning solutions that work effectively with minimal water, ensuring a clean and environmentally friendly approach.

By adopting these methods, you can maintain a clean outdoor space while conserving water and promoting sustainable gardening practices.

Read our first article about reducing water waste in the garden here.