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The Ultimate Bed, Scratcher & Play Combo for Cats – SnugglyCat Ripple Rug Review

If you live in a small apartment or house. you might find it hard to keep your cat things and human things organized. Cats can be like toddlers, scattering their toys everywhere. If you’re looking to cut down on clutter in your home, you might be interested in a multipurpose product that can cover almost all of your cat’s needs. Read further for our SnugglyCat Ripple rug review.

The Ripple Rug satisfies a combination of cat needs. It’s a spacious mat where your cat can lay down to have a nap or roll on her back to play with toys. The rug also serves the purpose of saving your carpet. Your cat can scratch to her heart’s content anywhere on the rug. 

One of the funnest things about the Ripple Rug is that it features several tunnels and holes for your kitty to hide or hunt for toys. The holes have safety slits so your cat (or small dog) can easily walk in and out. They’re also big enough for larger cats to easily enter or exit the tunnels. 

Available in a variety of home decor-friendly shades, including white, beige, brown, and dark brown, the Ripple Rug will look attractive in your home and are certainly a much better-looking alternative to having a bunch of cheap cat scratchers.

The Ripple Rug is also eco-friendly, a great alternative for minimizing the impact on the environment as compared to standard carpet-covered cat scratchers. This mat/bed/toy rug is made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles. For each Ripple Rug, 24 plastic bottles have been recycled.

Now you may be wondering, how do you care for the Ripple Rug? Do you vacuum it? Do you wipe it down? Unlike regular carpet, this rug is super easy to clean. It’s machine-washable, and you can spot wash it with soap and water. The rug is also hypoallergenic, mold, mildew, and stain resistant. And the carpet is design not to fray so you won’t have to worry about loose strings.

The back of the Ripple Rug even has a special non-slip backing, which keeps the rug in place while your cat is playing. This backing is removable and is machine washable in the delicate cycle.

Another neat thing about the Ripple Rug is that it’s about 500{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} bigger than other copy-cat mats or rugs. This allows for plenty of space for your cat or cats to jump around and hide. It’s purrfect if you have two or more cats, as none will get jealous!

If your cat has been bored with the same old feather or mice toys, consider treating her to the SnugglyCat Ripple rug. It’s an award-winning – ‘Best Cat Toys for Gifts’ on BuzzFeed, Vogue, and Heavy. Featured on NPR Planet Money, TODAY Show and Hallmark Channel. Learn more about the SnugglyCat Ripple rug.

3 Eco-Friendly Halloween Treats for Your Cat

Who says Halloween is only for black cats? Celebrate the holiday by treating your cat to an eco-frIendly Halloween treat. Here are three pawsome ideas:

1) Imperial Cat Scratch ‘n Shape Pumpkin Lounge

While you’re busy answering the door for a steady stream of trick-or-treaters, your cat can relax on the Imperial Cat Scratch ‘n Shape Pumpkin Lounge. This cat scratcher doubles as a lounge and a scratcher. The inside piece can be pulled out so that your cat can lounge on the pumpkin and use the smaller insert for scratching.

The Scratch ‘n Shape Pumpkin Lounge is made in the USA from 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper. It also comes with a special treat: a bag of certified organic catnip.

Check it out on Amazon if you feel splurging for a Halloween-themed cat scratcher lounge that’s also eco-friendly.

2) Organic Catnip Cat Toy: Halloween Triangle

This purrfectly-sized triangular cat toy is handcrafted and filled with hypoallergenic fiber fill and organic catnip. It’s available in eight 8 different Halloween-themed patterns including skeletons that glow in the dark, flying bats, candy corn, cats in jack-o-lanterns, spooky ghosts, and orange spider webs. At only $3.75 each, they’re a spooktacular deal!

You’ll find them on Etsy and you can choose your preferred design.

3) Raw Paws Pet Organic Pure Pumpkin Powder for Cats and Dogs

While this isn’t exactly a treat, pumpkins fit with the Halloween theme, and this supplement might just save your cat’s life. As one reviewer shared on Amazon, her poor kitty was a week away from being put down when she discovered this dried pumpkin supplement. Other reviewers loved the pumpkin powder because it helped eliminate hairballs.

Raw Paws’ all-natural pumpkin powder is made from 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} USDA certified organic pumpkin powder. It’s naturally rich in soluble fiber, vitamin C, beta carotene, antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium to provide gentle digestive support for both cats and dogs. The powder is easy to use and lasts for 24 months. All you need to do is sprinkle it on top of your kitty’s meal.

Raw Paws’ pumpkin powder is available in 4, 8 and 16 oz packages starting at just $12.99.

Fun Cat Coasters Made from Recycled Rubber

2018-08-cat-coasterSeveral months ago, we wrote about the ORE Originals recycled rubber cat-shaped placemat. The placemat was a wonderful way to keep your cat’s food and water bowls in place. Guess what? Now the humans can jump in and join the fun.

Add a whimsical yet practical touch to your kitchen and coffee tables with the ORE Originals Cat Coasters. They’re like mini versions of the cat placemat because they’re also shaped like a fun cartoonish cat head.

And just like the placemat, these charming coasters are made in the USA from recycled rubber, which is great for durability, protecting the surface of your tables and counters, and holding your cat mug in place.

Ore Originals has been creating “Happy Products for Good People and Pets” since 1989. The company was started in a small garage in Southern California by founder Lisa Lowe. She followed her instincts to bring together her love of design and passion for color, print, pattern and creating useful things.

These cat coasters definitely have a California vibe. They’re casual, colorful, playful and modern but classic. Available in an alternating neutral palette of black and tan, these coasters harmonize with any home decor. You’ll dine and sip in style while being kind to the planet. And if your cat has the recycled rubber placemat, you get to do that matchy-matchy thing with your cat, too!

ORE Originals Cat Coasters are a purrfect gift for cat lovers who are looking to add a touch of playfulness to their home. Available in sets of four, you’ll find these cheeky eco-friendly cat coasters at Amazon for the very reasonable price of only $7.95.

Purrhaps a treat for you?

Speaking of treats…If you’ve got a dog, you may want to know that ORE also makes pawsome paw-shaped coasters. Pick up a set of these black and tan coasters to complement your black and tan pooch. At the time of writing this article, ORE’s paw print recycled rubber coasters were on sale at Amazon. Wag a tail by checking out the sale on these fun paw print coasters!

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While we’re on the topic of pups, ORE also makes a dog-friendly placemat. Their recycled rubber Woof mat helps keep bowls in place, and spills and food off the floor. The whole family—humans and furry four-legged friends—can enjoy meals in eco-chic style. Bone appetit!

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A Paw-sitively Creative Contest Where You Could Win $1,500

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Do you love cats and have design chops or a flare for creative ideas? If so, Tuft + Paw has an amazing contest that’s right up your alley. They’re looking for feline furniture ideas that help cats, humans, and the planet.

If you think you’ve got a great idea for a sustainable cat bed, enter their contest, and you could win $1,500. Plus, your winning design will be produced in the U.S. and promoted as one of Tuft + Paw’s new flagship products. And your paw-some product will also be donated to animal shelters across the country.

There are only five simple guidelines for creating your original design:

  1. Make it sustainable: As part of Tuft + Paw’s commitment to environmentally responsible products, your cat furniture design should be made from ethically sourced and produced materials that don’t harm the planet.
  2. Make it affordable: Tuft + Paw want to keep costs down so that the final product is affordable for all cat lovers.
  3. Make it beautiful: Don’t skimp on style. They want to see something that adds a “wow” factor to modern homes and looks more like it belongs to an interior designer than a Tabby cat.
  4. Make it practical: Along with a physical prototype, you’re asked to include technical drawings that specify exact dimensions and instructions for how it will be produced.
  5. Make it easy to ship: Your design should be lightweight and easy to ship. This will encourage Tuft + Paw customers to donate your product to animal shelters. You get bonus points for collapsible flat-pack shapes, so it’s like you’re coming up with an IKEA design for cat furniture!

So leap up to your drawing board today as the deadline for submissions is October 31st.

Tuft + Paw specializes in providing cats with the best possible environment—one that also protects and enhances the beauty of our world. Their modern products are designed for your cat’s enjoyment and comfort, and they’re also sustainable and ethically made.

This company with a heart has thought of everything your kitty needs to enjoy the lap of luxury, while also being eco-friendly. This includes an assortment of cozy sleep products, including cat beds, hammocks, houses, and teepees. You’ll also find cat trees and perches, cat toys, and some of the best looking eco-friendly litter box furniture that I’ve ever seen. They’re worthy of an entire blog post of their own (watch for it in a future blog article—they’re THAT gorgeous).

To learn more about the sustainable cat bed design contest, and get inspired by Tuft + Paw’s beautiful cat furniture, visit their website at www.tuftandpaw.com.

Love This! The Purrfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Your Cat

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How purrfect that I saw this cute eco-friendly lounge and cat scratcher on Valentine’s Day! When your kitty steps inside, her heart will be filled with love. This heart-shaped bed is made from corrugated cardboard and non-toxic glue—plus it’s also recyclable. With its thick 1” walls, your kitty can snuggle up inside, and the 1.5” base makes a great scratching surface for her to stretch her claws.
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Available in two fashionable styles, box color and leopard print, this scratcher can blend in tastefully with your home or make a statement. Whichever style you choose, at 14” x 12” x 3.5”, it’s super easy to find a cozy corner to place the lounge.
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While the physical bed itself allergy isn’t huge, it is BIG on heart, and quite durable. There’s even a picture of a person standing on the sides of this heart-shaped cat scratcher, so you can be sure that this bed can handle a cat. As one wise reviewer pointed out, cats love to fit themselves into tiny spaces. Your cat will be purring with love when you give her the purrfect Valentine’s Day gift. And that’s at the heart of Valentine’s Day—sharing love :). So even if you take a pass on this scratcher, give your cat some extra pats today, and tell her you love her!

5 Luxurious Eco-friendly Gifts for Your Cat

If you’ve been on the lookout for an extra special gift for your cat, here are five fabulous finds for your feline. They’re eco-friendly, decadent, and the purrfect way to show your appreciation for your kitty’s loyal and loving companionship.

1. The Ripple Rug – Thermal Cat Activity Play Mat

The Ripple Rug is a giant hide-and-seek playground, scratch mat, and cozy cat cave. This fun and interactive “rug” has an assortment of flaps and slits that can be adjusted to create an endless assortment of tunnels, caves, and peekaboo holes for your cat’s head or paws. You customize the mat by simply lifting and releasing to create random shapes and configuration. This has got to be one of the coolest and most innovative ideas for cats.
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Besides the great play value—and snuggle value after playtime, the Ripple Rug is also eco-friendly. It’s made in the USA from 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} recycled plastic bottles. The non-slip rubber bottom is insulated to help keep the mat in place, and eliminate static electricity. The rug is lightweight and folds up easily for storage. While it’s not cheap, it’s not as expensive as you might think. You can check out the latest pricing for the Ripple Rug on Amazon.

2. Catnip Star

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For a little bit of festive luxury that won’t break the bank, the West Paw Catnip Star is a pawsome green cat toy. The star is green on one side (white on the other), and it’s also green on the inside because it’s filled with USDA-approved 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} organic catnip. Plus, it’s made in America, in Bozeman, Montana to be precise, by West Paw Design, a leader in the Sustainable Pet Coalition. This super-soft plush cat toy will surprise and delight your kitty and it’s available for under $10 at West Paw’s online shop.

3. ComfyCat Cave

The ComfyCat Cave is a cozy cat bed sustainably handcrafted in Nepal from 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} New Zealand merino wool that is responsibly sourced. This bed is super cute and can be popped open to create a warm and cozy cave for your kitty, or it can be pressed down for a more traditional cat bed.

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When I first saw it, I have to admit I was a bit shocked at the price, but since my cat, Furball, has been a loyal and loving companion for over 15 years, I figured after 15 years, he totally deserved something nice to sleep in. The poor guy has been sleeping in assorted corners on the floor since we moved to a new home.

My biggest concern about the bed was whether it would be itchy, and whether my cat would actually go inside. Fortunately, my fears were unfounded. The merino wool is super soft and not the least bit itchy, and the opening was big enough for my 15-pound cat to easily step inside. As soon as I set down the bed, Furball immediately went inside to check it out. However, he prefers the bed in its “flattened” state and now, his favorite spot to sleep. I won’t lie, this bed is pricey, but seeing Furball enjoy his new bed so much has been worth every penny. Check out Amazon to see the variety of cat cave beds.

4. Catty Stacks

It’s hard to beat the humble cardboard box when it comes to “recycle and reuse,” and nothing attracts a cat faster than an empty box. Catty Stacks are a way to up level the box, both literally and figuratively. These modular boxes can be stacked and joined together in multiple ways to create a kitty condo or impressive cat playground. Made from sturdy recycled cardboard, Catty Stacks are strong enough to support cats weighing up to 20lbs.

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If you’ve been looking for a fun and attractive alternative to cardboard boxes, Catty Stacks look great in any home, and they come in an array of colors derived from vegetable-based inks. They’re super easy to assemble and set up, and 100{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} recyclable too. To learn more about the story behind this product, check out this interview with Frank Callari, the inventor of Catty Stacks.

And if you want to get your paws on a set of these brilliant building blocks, you’ll find Catty Stacks online at Amazon.com. While it’s rather ironic that they’ll be delivered in a cardboard box, this will be one of those times where your cat will love what’s inside the box even more than the packaging it comes in.

5. Ultimate Cat Scratcher and Lounge

What makes PetFusion’s Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge so much better than other scratchers? Size, good looks, durability, and eco-friendliness. But with over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, don’t just take our word for it.

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The first thing you’ll notice about the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is how big it is. At 34″ long, 10.5″ inches wide, and 10.5 inches high, there’s plenty of room for your cat to comfortably lounge and stretch out. And if you’ve got more than one cat, Petfusion offers a jumbo-sized cat scratcher and lounge.

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With a cat scratcher this big, it’s not easy to hide it from sight. Luckily, you don’t have to because it’s so attractive, you’ll want people to see it. Its designed so that you can also mount it to the wall and you can trust it will hold up well because it’s made from a recycled corrugated cardboard that is denser and more durable than lower priced corrugated cardboard cat scratchers.

The scratcher’s symmetrical design doubles its use because when one side wears out, you can simply flip the lounge over for a new scratching surface. The Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is assembled with non-toxic cornstarch glue, comes with premium USA organic catnip, and is also the winner of the 2015 Eco-Excellence Award. If you’re looking to splurge on your BFF (best feline friend), this might be the ultimate gift for your cat to lounge, scratch, nap, and play. You’ll find the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge on Amazon.

How to Cool Your Home Naturally and Save Energy

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If you’re a cat and it’s 90 degrees outside, you’d visit the hottest room in your home, and pick a cozy spot in a blazing sunbeam to stretch out and snooze. You certainly wouldn’t want your human to turn on the air conditioner because you LOVE the heat.

On the other hand, if you’re a human, you’d probably find the hot weather stifling and stuffy. You’d look for the coolest room in the home, and bask in the refreshing breeze of the fan or air conditioner running at full blast. But during the hottest days of the year, home cooling is one of the largest uses of electricity in your home.

Approximately two thirds of American homes have air conditioners, and collectively these cooling units use close to 5{456796300b989ac2391159a2df073ed1ad38074dfcdb28494d5d1df8ab5972d8} of all the electricity produced in the U.S. This adds up to 100 million tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year or an average of two tons per home. In addition to the environmental cost, air conditioners cost homeowners over $11 billion each year to run them.
(Source: Energy Saver, U.S. Department of Energy)

Here’s what it costs each month to run your air conditioner:

  • Central Air Conditioner (3500 W) – $245 per month
  • Large Window Unit (1440 W) – $100 per month
  • Medium Window Unit (900 W) – $62 per month
  • Small Window Unit (500 W) – $35 per month

Estimates are based on a rate of $0.14/kWh, with the unit running 16 hours/day. (Source: comfort-pro.com)

As you can see, it can be quite pricey to cool your home especially if you live in a hot climate. Fortunately, there are things you can do to lower your costs, save electricity, and naturally keep your home cooler.

1. Time the opening and closing of blinds and curtains

In the morning, keep all east-facing windows covered. Once the sun has moved higher in the sky, these windows can be uncovered.

In the late afternoon and early evening, close the blinds and draw the curtains for all west-facing windows. Depending on the time of year and how the sun shines in your home, you may need to do this for south-facing windows, too.

If you have slat blinds, angle the slats upwards to cut down on the amount of direct sunlight entering the room. And if you’re thinking of installing blinds, consider cat-friendly options that are also better for the planet:

  • Roller blinds made from eco-friendly materials
  • Slat blinds with cloth tape manufactured using greener processes
  • Honeycomb style blinds made with OEKO-TEX-passing fabrics; honeycomb blinds also help to insulate windows, saving you energy in both the summer and winter

For all blinds, keep string cords away from your cat. You can use a nail in the wall to hang a cord out of reach. For roller blinds, anchor the chain at the bottom so that it doesn’t look like a cat toy and is also safer for small children. And if your kitty absolutely must have a sunbeam to bask in, open the window covering just enough to let in some sun, but keep the majority of the window covered to maximize the cooling effect.

2. Take advantage of nature’s air conditioner

Open your windows at night and close them during the day to let cooler air in at night and keep warmer air out during the daytime. If you can, create a cross breeze to cool down your home faster.

This works particularly well in western states such as Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona where the nights are often much cooler than the days.

3. Program your thermostat–with a twist

Set your thermostat at the highest temperature that you can tolerate for the hottest time of the day. When it’s sweltering outside, that’s when your air conditioner is working the hardest to cool your home. It’s running more often.

And because the cold air blasts on longer, this makes you feel cooler so you can turn up the temperature and still feel comfortable. It’s like at wintertime when the heater turns on and you feel warmer because of the heat coming from the vents.

And while you’re adjusting the thermostat, why not consider setting it two or three degrees higher overall? Your cat will love basking in the heat. Just be sure to keep her water bowl topped up during the hot summer days.

When you cut back on running the air conditioner, you reduce carbon emissions and save big on energy costs. Imagine all the cat treats you can buy with the money you save!

The Best Recycled Cardboard Cat Scratcher and Lounge

Here’s an eco-friendly long-lasting cat scratcher that’s big enough for your cat, and it looks good too! In the past, most corrugated cardboard scratchers were either flimsy, too small, ugly, not made from recycled cardboard, or all of the above. Well, those days are over now because PetFusion has completely revamped the humble cardboard cat scratcher.

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The first thing you’ll notice about the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is its size. It’s a gargantuan 34″ long, 10.5″ inches wide, and 10.5 inches high. Even the biggest kitties can comfortably recline on its surface. The scratcher is also a hefty 7.5 lbs helping it to stay put when your cat leaps on. And if you’ve got more than one cat, Petfusion offers a jumbo sized cat scratcher and lounge for multiple cat households.

When cat furniture is this big, you can’t discreetly hide it in a corner. The good news is that you don’t have to. This is one good looking cat scratcher that you want people to see. You can even mount it to the wall by following the simple instructions and using inexpensive brackets.

best recycled cat scratcherThe modern design, balanced proportions, and walnut brown color of the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge blends in harmoniously with almost any decor. If anything, it might make your furnishings seem shabby in comparison! But as cat people, we all know that kitty comes first :).

PetFusion uses a premium cardboard that is denser and more durable than lower priced corrugated cardboard cat scratchers. In addition, the symmetrical design doubles the life of the scratcher—when one side gets worn down, all you need to do is flip it over for a fresh surface. Some people even suggest cutting the scratcher in half when both sides wear out so that you can make two new scratchers. Your cat may have nine lives, but this scratcher has at least two or three!

The Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge is made of recycled corrugated cardboard and non-toxic corn starch glue. It also comes with premium USA organic catnip. With over four thousand 5-star Amazon reviews, it’s no surprise that this cat scratcher won the 2015 Eco-Excellence Award.

While the Petfusion cat scratcher does cost more than other scratchers, it’s better made, lasts longer, looks better, and it’s also made from recycled cardboard. You’ll find the Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge on Amazon.com.

Awesome DIY Cat Projects

A reader brought this awesome infographic to my attention the other day. It features some cool DIY projects for your cat, including a cat climber, cat scratcher, and cat puzzle, that you can make by recycling old cardboard boxes. Many of the other projects can use up scraps of wood or those odds and ends that you keep, but never know what to do with—turn them into a window perch or food stand.

Now that your curiosity is piqued, check out this infographic for some fun upcycle ideas for your favourite feline friends!

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Green Living: Ways Anyone Can Conserve Water

For cat lovers looking for a way to lower their impact on the environment, water conservation is a great place to start. And while cats are already great at water conservation because they don’t drink a lot of water and they never shower (thanks to their self-cleaning habits), YOU can also make a positive impact for the environment.

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Meow! I save water by not showering.

When you conserve water, not only are you acting in an environmentally-friendly manner, but you can also help reduce water pollution in local watersheds, lakes and rivers, and also lower your water bill. Simply reducing the amount of water you use in a day provides a wide array of benefits, including reducing soil saturation and even prolonging the life of septic systems.

Here’s a handy water conservation calculator that will help determine just how much water you use in a single day, and help you find ways to conserve. In addition, the following tips will show you just how easy it is to implement water conservation steps into your daily life.

Tips for Conserving Water Inside the Home

  • Regularly check pipes, faucets and toilets for leaks, and fix any leaks that you find.
  • Install low flow faucet aerators on every sink and water saving shower heads in every shower.
  • Fill plastic bottles with pebbles or sand and place them in your toilet tank.
  • If you’re upgrading your toilet, choose a model that is low flush.
  • Never use your toilet as a way to dispose of debris besides bodily waste. It is not a wastebasket or an ashtray. Contact imagineear.com/pharmacy/ your local municipality for their guidelines on flushable cat litter and cat waste.
  • Check for leaks by reading your water meter and then, for two hours, don’t use any water. After the two hour period, check the water meter again. If the meter has raised, you have a leak somewhere.
  • Reduce the amount of time you are in the shower.
  • Install inexpensive pipe insulation around your water pipes.
  • Don’t leave the water running when brushing your teeth.
  • Don’t run washing machines or dishwashers unless you have a full load.
  • Reduce the amount of times you use your kitchen garbage disposal since it takes a lot of water for it to run properly.

Tips for Conserving Water in the Yard and Garden

  • Plant laws, trees, flowers, shrubs and other plants that are drought-resistant and won’t require consistent watering.
  • Add mulch around the plants and trees to help hold in moisture, reduce weed growth and protect the roots.
  • Set your water sprinklers so that the water lands on your garden or lawn and is not wasted on sidewalks, gutters or driveways.
  • Use a broom instead of a water hose to clean walkways and driveways.
  • When you do have to water your lawn, do so deeply so the water soaks into the ground. A light watering will evaporate and promote a shallow root system in your lawn.

If you’re already doing all of these things, give yourself two paws up fur being green! And if you’re looking for more ways to conserve water, check out this article on 10 Ways to Save Water When You’re Already Hard Core About Reducing Your Water Consumption.


Green Little Cat is the only blog that's all about eco-friendly ideas for cats and cat lovers. This blog is a labor of love, created by Holly Tse, author of Make Your Own Cat Toys.