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Flower Watering Tips: A Guide To Watering Flowers

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Even the most seasoned gardeners can benefit from a quick guide to watering flowers. If you’re new to growing flowers, however, understanding how to water them correctly is especially useful. Click here for a guide on when to water flowers.

What Is Soil Drenching: Tips On Using Soil Drenches In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You may have heard of the drenching of soil. There are many reasons to drench soil, the most common of which is to remove excess salts in container plants. The process is not difficult, but you do have to be careful. You can learn more in this article.

AC Condensation For Plants: Is Irrigating With AC Water Safe

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The condensation water that results from operating our ACs is a valuable commodity that can be used with purpose. Watering with AC water is a great way to use this byproduct of the unit's function. Click here to learn about watering plants with air conditioner water.

Fertigation Guide: Is Fertigation Good For Plants

By Amy Grant

Many gardeners use either a water-soluble fertilizer or a slow-release fertilizer to feed plants, but there’s a new method called fertigation. What is fertigation and does fertigation work? The following article discusses how to fertigate plants in the garden.

Problems With Drip Irrigation – Drip Irrigation Tips For Gardeners

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Watering plants by hand or a hose can be time consuming and drip irrigation is normally a better way of supplying them with what they need. That said, these can also challenges and drawbacks. Learn about drip irrigation problems and solutions here.

Testing Water For Plants – How To Test Water For Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While we are all conscious of the safe quality of our drinking water, we may not be so aware of the quality of the water we are giving to our plants. Learn about water quality in gardens and testing water for plants in this article.

What Is A Root Zone: Information On The Root Zone Of Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Gardeners and landscapers often refer to the root zone of plants. So what is a root zone, exactly? Learn what the root zone of plants is, and the importance of watering the root zone using the information found in this article.

Hot Water And Plant Growth: Effects Of Pouring Hot Water On Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Garden lore is full of interesting methods of treating and preventing diseases. Even though treating plants with hot water sounds like it should be one of those crazy home remedies, it can actually be very effective when applied properly. Learn more here.

Soaker Hose Irrigation: How To Use Soaker Hoses In The Lawn And Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you're curious about soaker hoses stocked alongside regular hoses in the garden store, take a few minutes to investigate their many benefits. That funny-looking hose is one of the best gardening investments you can make. Learn more here.


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Every living thing needs water and there's just so much on Earth to go around. Water waste is not an option any more.

Every living thing needs water and there's just so much on Earth to go around. Water waste is not an option any more.

Watering is a chore that many gardeners hate, even though we all know it's one of the most important things we can do for our plants.

Watering is a chore that many gardeners hate, even though we all know it's one of the most important things we can do for our plants.

In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man, "I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach".

In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man, "I'm strong to the finich, 'cause I eats me spinach".

Transplant shock can be the death of your plants if you don't know how to properly care for them.

Transplant shock can be the death of your plants if you don't know how to properly care for them.

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If you have a large crop or are gardening in a hot climate, a drip line system could be a lifesaver. It enables you to water your plants and distribute the liquid consistently evenly across the container. Let’s say you use Perlite and overwater your pot. You will find that the volcanic glass rises to the surface where it loses its effectiveness.

As a bonus, controlling the frequency of watering and the volume of water you add helps you manage nutrient supply. A proper drip system will include a series of small tubes and droppers. These connect your water supply to each plant in your garden.


How to Space Soaker Hoses

As you wind a soaker hose through a flowerbed, make an extra loop around plants with the greatest moisture needs, such as hydrangeas or cannas, but keep the hose a few inches from plant stems. Otherwise, space the lengths of hose about 24 inches apart over clay or loamy soils, or about 12 inches apart if the soil is sandy.

When several soaker hoses are connected end to end, most of the water will seep from the hose closest to the faucet less water will reach the far end. Avoid uneven distribution of water by setting up separate watering zones with no more than 100 feet of soaker hose each. Use quick-connect couplings or Y valves to switch the water from zone to zone.

Tip: Leave the hose running until water has penetrated 6 to 12 inches into the ground (less for shallow-rooted annuals, more for shrubs and perennials). Once you know how long it takes, automate the process by adding a timer at the faucet.


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