Watering Your Garden - How to Make Each Drop Count

 


Article by: Yvonne Cunnington

Water-wise gardening , Discount Garden Benches or xeriscaping - the practice of gardening , Planning the Vegetable Patch in dry conditions - is becoming much more important to gardeners, especially those in dry areas.

If you have sandy soil, , Lawn Tractors Were Never a Chore steep slopes where water , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home runs off quickly, a country garden , Your Rose Planting you visit only on weekends, high water , A Beautiful Rose Is Nature's Gift bills or watering restrictions during the growing season, , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers read on to find out how to , Build Fences save money, use water , Vegetable Gardening resources more responsibly and stop lugging all those hoses around unnecessarily.

Ten ways to make each drop count

  1. Group especially thirsty plants , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito together, so you can water , A Beautiful Rose Is Nature's Gift them without having to do the entire garden; take advantage of low moist spots for such plants. , Treating Rust on Metal Railings

  2. Investigate drought-tolerant plants , Feng Shui in the Garden - they often have taproots, or grey, fuzzy, waxy or finely divided leaves.

  3. Avoid frequent, shallow waterings; water , Starting A Container Garden needs to penetrate about four inches into soil , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home for it to do any good.

  4. Encourage plants , Feng Shui in the Garden to develop extensive root , A Beautiful Rose Is Nature's Gift systems by infrequent, but deep, generous watering - about one inch of water , Feng Shui in the Garden every week if rainfall is inadequate (buy a rain gauge to measure precipitation, so you don't water , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It unnecessarily).

  5. Mulch bare soil , Wood Fences to a depth of two to four inches to prevent evaporation and maintain soil , Easy Fall Propagation Techniques moisture; use organic , June Gardening Tips materials such as shredded wood , Herbal Medicine Chest in Your Backyard or bark, straw, , How to Build Fences shredded leaves, compost , Vegetable Gardening or cocoa bean hulls; (inorganic mulch such as gravel , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home or stone , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers chips also retains moisture, , Backyard Landscaping Ideas To Make A Difference In Your Home but won't break down to help improve soil).

  6. Don't water , Landscaping Tips: What is the Proper Mulch to Use for Trees between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. when hot , Landscaping Lighting Techniques sun evaporates a lot of water. , Planning the Vegetable Patch

  7. Water plants , Fuchsia procumbens at soil , Glider Rocker Cushions - Fanastic Replacement Cushions for Your Favorite Adirondack Furniture level to get moisture , How to Sprout straight to roots, , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' rather than on leaves.

  8. Use soaker hoses or drip irrigation, rather than sprinklers (much of the water , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito thrown into the air , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids by sprinklers evaporates); these systems also avoid wasting water , Feng Shui in the Garden on walkways, patios , Landscaping Lighting Techniques and driveways.

  9. Install a barrel to collect rainwater from roof; a modest rain of one quarter of an inch on a 1000 ft square roof , Types of Water Gardens yields 150 gallons; rain barrels come with a shut-off valve and hose connection so you can fill your watering can for hand-watering.

  10. During drought, , June Gardening Tips water , Choosing the Right Lawn Mower large trees , Why a Flower Bed Should Look Bare When You First Plant It by allowing your hose to dribble a small amount of water , Lawn Furniture: Wood, Metal, or Plastic? Classy, Convenient, or Cheap? around the drip-line for several hours to ensure that water , Landscaping Tips: What is the Proper Mulch to Use for Trees is absorbed instead running off quickly. Newly planted trees , May Gardening Tips for the Southwest need supplemental water , Landscaping - A Recreational Activity for Kids for the first two seasons, , Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond especially in hot, , Landscaping Tips: What is the Proper Mulch to Use for Trees dry summers. , A Beautiful Rose Is Nature's Gift

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