Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Bank Sohar gives tips for water conservation  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 18/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) As an environmentally pro-active organisation and as part of its year-long environment conservation campaign, Bank Sohar has been providing monthly tips to raise awareness on minimising the wastage of our precious natural resources.

With this goal in mind, the Bank is sharing tips on how you can conserve water when watering your lawn. In a country like Oman where summers can be very hot, efficiently watering your lawn is not an easy task. There are numerous factors to consider but the two most important are when and for how long you need to water your lawn. Not watering your lawn sufficiently is a problem; however overwatering can be even worse contributing to the development of fungus and disease.

Therefore knowing the type of grass used and taking into consideration the environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and wind can dramatically affect how frequently you need to water your lawn. When grass needs water, it will begin to take on a bluegray tint, and the older leafblades on the plant will begin to curl up or wilt. Furthermore, footprints will remain on the grass for longer than usual when walked on.

Another important factor is the depth to which water penetrates the soil. Typically, most grasses require the water to penetrate 8 to 12 inches into the soil. This can be checked by pocking a small hole into the ground after a certain duration of watering and then adjusting accordingly. However, the most crucial aspect, especially in a country like Oman, is the time of day when the lawn is watered. Considering the heat, lawns should optimally be watered in the early hours of morning when the temperature is lower and water evaporation is kept to a minimum.

Sharing her thoughts on the subject, Munira Abdulnabi Macki, DGM human resource and corporate support at Bank Sohar noted, ''While watering the lawn in the early hours of morning, typically between 4am to 9am, is optimal; watering in the evening is also possible and has a similar effect. However, doing so requires careful monitoring. This is because, due to the heat during the day, water in the pipes generally are hotter in the evening than during the morning and because of the high levels of humidity we have during the summer months water may remain stagnant in the soil which can have negative effects on the grass.''

However, these are not the only ways to conserve water. Properly aiming sprinklers, controlling water runoffs and manually watering problem areas by hand also go a long way in conserving this precious resource. Better still, keep an eye on the weather forecast and when rain is near let nature itself do the hard work. Delaying watering by a day or two when rain is near will have next to no adverse effects on the grass.

Furthermore, getting a rain barrel and using the water it collects from your home's rain water runoff to water your garden at a later time. These practices will also go a long way in reducing monthly water expenses. At the beginning of the year, Bank Sohar launched their annual calendar bearing the theme Saving Water, Electricity and Our Planet' which highlights the impact of daily water and electricity consumption on the environment and provides 12 easy to implement tips for energy efficient living.<


 


Muscat Daily




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 4 2015 - UAE spa tourism set for USD411m earnings in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE has taken the first place among Arab countries in terms of spa tourism, with visitor numbers set to double by the next two years.MENA region is the second fastest-growing market in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Key Arab countries' USD367b of GDP faces threatMENAFN
(MENAFN) Lloyd, a specialist insurance market, has a recent research showing that the economic development for Middle East's key countries which sets at USD367 billion of GDP is at serious risk over ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Boeing joins forces with KSA to develop infrastructureMENAFN
(MENAFN) Boeing, the US aerospace giant which is worth more than USD90 billion, has partnered with Saudi kingdom to build local capabilities in aviation and defense sectors.The firm has teamed up ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Lights out for movie houses in Libya's 'Mermaid of Med'AFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The Libyan capital once boasted grand movie houses that packed in smartly dressed couples for a special night out, but how times have changed. Today, the sole major cinema left in ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Qatar shares end lower as index drops 38.75 pointsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index dropped 38.75 points or -0.34% on Thursday when it closed at 11,347.15 points.The market capitalisation declined to QR 598.911bn from QR ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Gulf bourses consolidate as global markets steady Dubai surges 1.6%Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Gulf stock markets consolidated yesterday after oil prices and global equities steadied, while Egypt jumped on strong economic data and corporate news.Oil moved little yesterday ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE Business Council set up in New DelhiGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al-Nahyan, UAE Minister for Foreign Affairs along with Sushma Swaraj, India's External Affairs Minister after the inauguration of UAE Business Council ...

 Sep 4 2015 - UAE- Jewellery group seeks time to repay debtsGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer that defaulted on loans worth about 500mn dirhams ($136mn) has asked banks for time to put together a repayment plan, the company said ...

 Sep 4 2015 - French judges drop probe into Arafat's deathGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) French judges investigating claims that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was murdered have closed the case without bringing any charges, a prosecutor said yesterday. "At the ...

 Sep 4 2015 - Russia delays UN probe of Syria chemical attacksGulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Russia said yesterday it was considering details of how to establish a UN team to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, holding up final Security Council approval to ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help