Exploring short and long term conservation of water, a gardens demand for water.
The installation of water butts is an obvious way of reducing the usage of tap water, metered or not but are there any other ways of reducing your gardens demand for water?
Does mulching or covering the soil with bark chips etc really make a worth while difference?
Does maximising ground cover with plants make a difference because presumably these plants require water too?
Buying water butts in itself is quite an expensive initial outlay, how many full fills does it take to get your money back?
What other things are being used as water butts that are free or a lot cheaper?
Thoughts and ideas welcome