Temperatures are soaring and so are our water bills! We all know the importance of conserving water, but now that we are finally enduring the year’s hottest months, it’s time to get motivated to save water. All you have to do is take one glance at your water bill to know that something has to change. According to the EPA, an estimated amount of 7.8 billion gallons of water – or anywhere from 30 to 70 percent depending on the region – are used outdoors in the U.S. each year and as much as half of that is wasted due to inefficient watering methods. If this month’s water bill left you in shock or wondering how to lower your bill, without jeopardizing the beautiful green hue of your lawn, you’re in luck!

Certified Landscape Professional and Master Gardener Joe Lamp’l of PBS’ “Growing a Greener World” has teamed up with Pennington Seed to provide all of us homeowners with money saving gardening tips. In this video, Joe Lamp’l shares gardening techniques, such as:

– Easy methods to properly water our yards, minimize outdoor water consumption, and maintaining sustainability.

– Simple tips on how to keep yard and garden weed free

– Which plants help achieve optimal water efficiency

Here’s more about Joe Lamp’l:

As a Certified Landscape Professional and Master Gardener, Joe Lamp’l combines his television experience and expertise of landscaping, environmental stewardship and passion for living a more eco-friendly life, as creator, host and executive producer of the award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World®. The show, which is entering its fourth season, focuses on the stories of people, places and organizations that are doing good things for the planet, with an emphasis on landscaping topics. He also serves as a landscaping and sustainability guest expert on national morning shows like NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and The Weather Channel, among others.

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