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Making sure your garden has the right amount of water is one of the main steps in raising plants and vegetables. Not having enough water will cause the plants to shrivel up and die. Additionally, too much water can drown the plants. Finding the happy medium is important and depends on the plant and the climate where your garden is located.
This section of tips is all about water. From irrigation to rain barrels, to sprinkling systems, you'll find information about making the watering process easier on you. Your plants will be healthier and produce the flowers and vegetables that you wanted in the beginning.
The following articles are available for the 'Watering' topic. Click the article's title (shown in bold) to see the associated article.
Basic Watering Rules
Properly watering your garden or landscape can be a confusing prospect for even an experienced gardener. However, if you keep to a few basic watering rules, then the whole project won't be anywhere near as confusing.
Choosing a Sprinkler System
Let's face facts, choosing a sprinkler system can be somewhat confusing. Between all the different options that you have to choose from, how can you possible know which one to get? Well, choosing a sprinkler system doesn't have to be confusing if you follow these guidelines.
Conserving Water in the Garden
Whether your trying to save money, have a limited supply, or you are just trying to be eco-friendly, conserving water is a great practice to get into. With just a few simple tricks, you can greatly reduce the amount of water used each week in your garden and lawn.
Conserving Water While Gardening
With the ever increasing costs of utility bills, conserving water while gardening is becoming more and more important. Unfortunately, many people do not consider doing this, either because they don't know how, or they believe that it is prohibitively expensive. Here are some ideas that you can use to make the process a little easier.
Don't Over Water Your Plants
Water is important for all plants, but your plants don't always need you to provide them with that water. While your indoor plants need watering regularly, your outdoor plants only need watering when they are newly planted. Over watering your plants will prevent them from growing a strong root system and becoming strong enough to survive in the long run.
Plants that require frequent watering not only put a strain on local water resources, they are high maintenance. Choose drought-resistant plants that require very little care and have low-water needs.
Ensuring Proper Drainage
One of the most vital elements of successful gardening is drainage. Without proper drainage, your garden can find itself subjected a vast amount of water related problems. Learn how to go about ensuring proper drainage for your garden by using these simple guidelines.
Homemade Sprinkler System
Making a homemade sprinkler system is not only easy, it is also a great way to save some money. After all, why spend a load of money on something that you could make yourself. Here is an easy design that you can put together and start using in about a day.
Making a Rain Barrel
One of the biggest expenses that any landscaper or gardener usually faces is the water bill. There are several ways that you can lower your water expenses, one of which is by making a rain barrel. Learn how easy it is to make one of these very effective watering tools.
Planning an Irrigation System for Your Garden
Planning an irrigation system for your garden is, in many ways, quite different from doing the same thing for your yard. In large part this is due to the fact that there are going to be different watering requirements.
Planning an Irrigation System for Your Lawn
It should go without saying that properly watering your lawn will go along way to ensuring you have a healthy and beautiful lawn. However, without proper planning, your dreams of an effortless lawn irrigation system can quickly become a nightmare. Good thing that planning an irrigation system for your lawn is really easy. Here's how you can do that.
Can you recognize the signs of problematic watering in your garden? Surprisingly, one of the largest root causes of many gardening dilemmas lies in watering. If you have ever had a problem with your garden, and were not sure what the cause was, or if you simply want to make sure that your garden does not fall prey to problematic watering, then this information is for you.
Repairing Your Sprinkler System
A sprinkler system can have problems year round. Whether it is due to the harshness of the winter weather, or because a tree root broke a pipe, your sprinkler system can go belly up at any time. When this happens, you will need to know the basics of repairing your sprinkler system.
Saving Water in the Garden
You want to conserve the amount of water you are using in your garden or on your lawn. Find out just how easy it is by using some of these practical ideas.
Vegetable Garden Irrigation
A variety of methods can be used to irrigate your vegetable garden, ranging from very simple to complex. The easiest solution is to hand water the plants with a garden hose or a watering bucket. More complex systems use sprinklers, and the most complex systems use drip irrigation. What you use depends on the size of your garden and the amount you are willing to spend on the system.
Vegetable Garden Irrigation - Video
As any experienced gardener can tell you, one of the trickier parts to having a home vegetable garden is irrigation. Here are a few different options for vegetable garden irrigation.
Water Filtering System
Koi ponds, fountains, streams, and other kinds of water features and water gardens are becoming more and more popular among homeowners. An essential, though often overlooked, part of any outdoor water feature is the water filtering system. Without one, your lovely koi pond can quickly turn into an unhealthy, unattractive cesspool. If you want a beautiful water feature that is the envy of your neighbors, then you can't afford to miss this information.
Watering Seeds Properly
Have you ever stopped to think about just how difficult watering seeds can be? While all seeds may need water to properly grow, they don't all require the same amount. To ensure that you are watering seeds properly, follow these guidelines.
Watering Your Lawn
How often you should water your lawn really depends upon many factors such as what type of soil you have, what growing zone you live in, the type of grass you have, how much sun your lawn receives daily, and what time of year it is. Talk with a qualified grass specialist at your local nursery to discuss watering your lawn, and always remember that the point to watering your lawn is to water deeply, with less of a focus on frequency.