Environmentally Conscious Property Maintenance in Abingdon
Property maintenance in Abingdon includes making sure your plants thrive and continue to grow healthily.
Water is a limited but valuable resource that’s essential for maintaining the greenery in your garden. Here we are going to look at the best ways you can collect; store safely and use water from a variety of sources.
Plants need water the most in hot, dry and windy weather, with statistics revealing the amount of water used per household in the garden jump in these conditions to 70% whereas it could otherwise be as little as 3%.
This surge in demand puts pressure on water companies that are forced to deplete groundwater and streams and cause potential environmental damage.
Storing Rainwater for Gardening Uses
Even in dryer districts, 24,000 litres of water can be collected from roofs each year. The majority of this rainfall comes in winter so you would need to look at storage options for the summer.
The best way to collect rainwater from roofs of homes, garages, greenhouses or any other garden structure is through gutters and drainpipes.
Water butts (which can be provided by your local council) are designed to collect water from either open or closed drainpipes. We would also recommend you clean water butts annually to prevent the spread of diseases.
Using Grey Water for Gardening
Grey-water or domestic wastewater can be used in your garden – this can be from kitchen, washing machines, baths, basins and showers.
Household soaps and detergents are harmless to plants and can be used but water containing bleach, disinfectant, dishwasher salt or stronger cleaning products shouldn’t be used.
Grey water should be used immediately as potential harmful organisms can multiply in storage.
Talk to the Property Maintenance in Abingdon Specialists
With over three decades of experience, Abingdon’s Complete Gardening Service has a team of specialists equipped to deal with all of your property maintenance needs.
Get in touch today to speak to our customer service team who can give you more information on our services.