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Do I Need a Pressure Regulator for Drip Irrigation?

Do I Need a Pressure Regulator for Drip Irrigation?

Feb 21st 2023

Drip irrigation offers a wonderful way to save water and money while growing healthier plants. These systems drip water slowly on to the soil rather than spraying large amounts on plants. That offers many benefits, including less evaporation, more direct watering, and fewer problems with diseases. …
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Converting from Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation

Converting from Sprinkler to Drip Irrigation

Feb 21st 2023

For the longest time and even today, some people believe that the garden or lawn sprinkler is the best way to keep your flower beds, vegetable gardens, or lawns well-watered. While much research and design work has been put into drip irrigation systems, it is still widely believed that a sprinkler s …
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How to Make a Cheap Drip Irrigation System - DIY Guide

How to Make a Cheap Drip Irrigation System - DIY Guide

Feb 21st 2023

You want your plants to grow healthy and strong. But all plants need water, so you may be wondering about the best way to give them a sure, steady, and environmentally friendly source of it. Drip irrigation offers a sensible alternative to most other watering methods. It delivers water directly to …
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How to Connect PVC Pipe Without Fittings

How to Connect PVC Pipe Without Fittings

Feb 13th 2023

Inexpensive, durable, and easy to work with, PVC pipes are used for all kinds of applications, from plumbing for homes and commercial buildings to water lines for irrigating gardens and farms. These affordable plastic pipes can even be used to fashion homemade greenhouses and other kinds of shelters …
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How to Clean a Pond

How to Clean a Pond

Feb 13th 2023

Besides beautifying a landscape, ponds provide a ready source of irrigation or emergency water and provide many other practical and aesthetic benefits. Like most things, a pond requires a bit of maintenance, whether it is natural or artificial. Occasional cleaning will help keep your water feature …
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Need More Space? Try Vertical Gardening

Need More Space? Try Vertical Gardening

Feb 13th 2023

If you love gardening but are running out of space to grow food or flowers, there is a solution that is simpler than building another garden bed. Given today's inflated property prices, it's also a heck of a lot less expensive than buying more land. Going vertical can give your garden, landscape, o …
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Best Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Best Plants to Attract Hummingbirds

Feb 2nd 2023

Attracting hummingbirds to your yard can lead to years of flourishing plants and gardens. Hummingbirds are the most common avian pollinators in the U.S. They are fascinating to watch with their tiny, beautiful bodies hovering and wings moving so fast that you can barely see them as they dip their ne …
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Benefits of Making Compost

Benefits of Making Compost

Feb 2nd 2023

Imagine if you could get a free-soil amendment that could help your plants thrive while benefiting the environment and cutting down on waste. Well, it is easy to do, thanks to a simple, practical, and time-proven gardening practice called composting. There are many benefits to making compost, and i …
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The West Coast Drought Situation

The West Coast Drought Situation

Feb 2nd 2023

2020 was a challenging year, so it was hard to keep track of the obstacles we all faced. That can leave some people wondering: Is California in a drought? 2021 should provide a definitive answer. That goes for the rest of the Pacific coast too. In recent events, it looks like this is more than just …
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How to Build a Koi Pond

How to Build a Koi Pond

Feb 2nd 2023

Although they originated in Japan, koi ponds have become increasingly popular in the United States. A koi pond can add beauty and serenity to a yard and become the focal point of a landscape. Many folks love to linger beside a koi pond to watch colorful carp glide serenely through clear water. If y …
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The Best-Smelling Flowers to Plant

The Best-Smelling Flowers to Plant

Jan 26th 2023

The Best-Smelling Flowers to Plant For many people, the fragrance of a garden or landscape is just as valuable as its looks. Scent is a big part of memory, so it's no surprise that the best-smelling flowers stand out in people's minds. They add an extra sensory level of beauty to your home that wil …
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Essential Drip Irrigation Equipment for 2023

Essential Drip Irrigation Equipment for 2023

Jan 26th 2023

If you're reading this, you're probably already aware of the benefits of drip irrigation. Many know that drip irrigation is a great way to reduce water usage when watering your plants or crops. This is good for the environment, saving water for the lakes, rivers and streams and everything that lives …
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The Origins of Drip Irrigation

The Origins of Drip Irrigation

Jan 24th 2023

We know the origins of drip irrigation go back to ancient times. But where and when did the idea of modern drip irrigation originate? In China going back to 100 BCE, buried clay pots referred to as ollas were filled with water that seeped slowly to water important crops. By the 1800s, the same tech …
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