Careful with the hose

Use a timer so you don't waste water going down the drain
Use a timer so you don't waste water going down the drain

Instead of using a hose to clean the driveway and paths it is kinder on the environment to use a broom. When you have swept up a pile of dirt and leaves, shovel it up and place it into the compost bin. If it is too difficult to sweep, you could use a blower or garden vacuum. When using the blower be sure you keep the gutters free of leaves, grass and dirt.

If you are not on water restrictions and want to use a sprinkler, connect the hose to a timer. Set the time so it will not over- water your garden and have water running down paths, driveways and gutters.