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Homeowners are being advised by Blue Skies, a leading garden irrigation company to install eco Dripline Irrigation Systems, which are exempt from the impending hosepipe ban!
The Dripper Hose permits the slow release of water, through water regulated emitters inserted within the hose, ensuring every drop of water is used efficiently, by placing the hose close to the stems or roots of the plants shrubs or trees, ensuring that not a drop is wasted on weeds and pathways.
B&Q has re-launched its One Planet Home pages on diy.com, which will display hundreds of products alongside a wealth of hints and tips, interactive tools and links to useful sites, for those wishing to go green at home.
They have also opened the first ever eco shops in B&Q’s flagship stores
in New Malden and Sutton. The eco shops will enable homeowners to get everything they need all in one place, to live a more sustainable home life and save money whilst doing it.
As part of the company’s bid to help people eco-vate their homes, B&Q is introducing two new roles – Eco Advisors and Eco Experts.
The rising temperatures of the summer months mark an annual increased pressure on water resources across the country, but a few home measures can radically cut household water usage and help families make significant savings at the same time.
Rainmate Water Butt – Thousands of litres of rainwater fall on the average roof every year. So why not employ a water butt to collect this water and use it in the garden; it’s better for lawns and plants and better for the environment?
The Rainmate is unique in its field – it’s made from sturdy plastic to the highest specifications and simply clips together.
On average, each of us uses about 150 litres of water every day; that’s 30% more than in 1970, and a lot of it is wasted. So where does the water go – and what can we all do to use less of it?
B&Q has introduced a new range of water efficient products to make water work better for you and the environment; all are designed to save you money indoors and keep your garden green this summer, which is forecast to be hot and dry.
In the garden, water butts and underground storage tanks are an efficient way to catch and store rainwater:
With water shortages back in the news, hosepipe bans and drought orders already in force in some parts of the UK, and more expected for the summer, what measures can gardeners take to preserve this precious resource?
B&Q have put together some hints and tips for green gardeners who want to save water: