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(BPT) - Fam­i­lies can dec­o­rate their homes with col­or­ful flow­ers and bring healthy, home-grown foods to the ta­ble with gar­dens. Gar­den­ing, how­ever, can use quite a bit of wa­ter, and in states struck by drought it’s im­por­tant to con­serve as much wa­ter as pos­si­ble.

If you’re liv­ing in an area of the coun­try un­der drought ad­vise­ment, you can still have a gar­den this year if you care­fully plan what you plant, how you plant it, and how you give it the wa­ter it needs. Here are some wa­ter-con­ser­va­tion tips for grow­ing a gar­den and us­ing the least amount of wa­ter pos­si­ble:

This al­lows as much of the wa­ter to pen­e­trate to your plant’s roots in­stead of evap­o­rat­ing.

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