From high demand in a hot summer, to burst pipes in winter; the environment has a big impact on our water services.
Try not to over water your lawn, because this encourages surface rooting rather than deep roots.
After cutting your lawn, leave the clippings on the lawn to provide nutritious mulch.
Here's a selection of plants you might want to consider in your next trip to the garden centre.
Plants for a rain garden
Plants that don't need lots of water
Don't forget to tweet us your gardening efforts, @nwater_care!
We know the kinds of plants we want, now where's best to put them?
Choosing the right kind of bed, pot and planter makes a real difference.
Always try to:
Get yourself a water butt!
Did you know?
Around 90,000 litres of water falls onto a roof in a year, and that’s enough to fill 473 water butts.
Capture some of this water by placing a water butt by sheds, greenhouses, and conservatories.
Water butts are available to Northumbrian Water customers at bargain prices here.