Top Tips - Water Saving Essentials

Garden Water Saving Top Tips

Did you know plant’s only take up 10%-30% of the water given when watering by hand? Read our Gardening Angels top water conservation tips and see how you can keep your decorative plants and veg crops perfectly fed & watered without wasting a drop!

Use A Slow Drip Irrigation Kit

Attach a Slow Drip Irrigation Kit to your waterbutt or and keep your plots, borders and raised bed efficiently watered without wasting a drop.

Click & Drip Irrigation Kit - Automatic Plant WateringClick & Drip Plant Watering Kit

Water is released slowly and evenly from the drip irrigation pipe, which reduces the formation of puddle from which water would evaporate.

Use The Right Amount of Water

Using a soil moisture meter, you can test the moisture levels in compost. This handy tool lets you see whether or not your plants actually need watering, or if you can just save the water and use it to make yourself a nice cup of tea!

Re-Use Your Bath Water

Re-use your bath water or water that you've boiled veg or eggs in and give your plants a good soaking. Simply let the water cool and add it to a watering can or water butt ready to use in your garden.

Lock Your Garden Tap

A nifty Garden Tap lock will help cut your water bills and is perfect for preventing un-authorised or accidental use of your outdoor tap

Collect Rain Water

Even if you live in a dry area of the UK, it’s always worth collecting some extra rain water in a handy waterbutt.

Holiday-Proof Your Plant Watering

Use a clever self-watering planter to keep your veggies perfectly fed & watered for up to 2 weeks at a time. These clever planters contain FeederMats which pull water from the planters SmartReservoir, so plants only take up water when they need it.

Duogrow Holiday proof Self Watering Planter

Plants are never under or over watered and the roots have better access to oxygen, water and nutrients which fuels faster growth and bigger harvests.

Need Any Help?

If you have any questions about how you can make the most of your water or just a general gardening query, please feel free to get in touch with our Gardening Angels on 0845 602 3774 or drop us an email at We’re always happy to help!