The 2020 lockdown has been hard in so many ways, but it has also brought a lot of great things, a sense of community, getting to know the neighbours, becoming a DIY King or Queen and a lot of home improvements to keep boredom at bay.
So many of us have really looked at our personal space and made improvements, one of the biggest areas we’ve cultivated, is our gardens. That little bit of outside space has become a little piece of paradise for so many. Garden centres had shelves striped in panic buying and seed sellers have had the biggest upturn in sales for decades.
So a common question, even before the rise of the green fingered movement, we often got asked was will softened water affect my plants? To our customers we never recommend they use softened water on their gardens on a regular basis. Although short term use would be very unlikely to be damaging to your garden, we wouldn’t advise this over a long period of time. There is the potential for sodium levels to build, although in practice with British conditions all sodium is washed away by winter rains.
We combat this by ensuring our customers outside tap is always on hard water (unless the customer requests otherwise, possibly if they are not a gardener, but a car enthusiast) it is usually a simple process during installation and means our customers can be confident that their homes are protected from limescale, while ensuring their gardens are enjoying the calcium and magnesium in their water supply.
So our green fingered customers can always be confident that your garden and home will be happy and healthy with softened water.For more information please see the RHS advice