Eco-Smart Tips for Saving Money for Ogdenites during National Garden Week | Way of life

Ogden may already be a bit warm, but have a good National Garden Week. If you are planning on using your green thumb this week, I have some tips to save you money and help our environment in Ogden at the same time.

First, consider planting a mix of perennials and annuals in Ogden. It will give you an extra pop of festive color in your garden and save you money at the same time. Perennials will increase your flowering every year and can lower your plant replacement costs in the long run.

Second, consider adding xeriscape plants to your garden. Water conservation is eco-smart here in Ogden. There are a number of lush xeriscape plants that have beautiful flowers and don’t need a lot of water to thrive. Ask your neighborhood nursery for some suggestions on water-saving landscaping.

Finally, consider replacing your plant watering system with an economical, water efficient drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation is an easy do-it-yourself way to deliver water directly to your plants without spraying or wasting water. It can also help you save money on your Ogden water bill with less wasted water.

According to the US Drought Monitor, last year’s drought was the worst we’ve seen in two decades. This year is not shaping up to be much better at Ogden. However, there are some targeted green thumb projects during National Garden Week that will not only help the environment by conserving water, but will also save you money!

Becky Marsh is District Manager for Wells Fargo.

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