Know Your Soil

Know Your Soil

Different soil types have different watering needs. You don’t need to be a soil scientist to know how to water your soil properly. These tips can help: Loosen the soil around plants so it can quickly absorb water and nutrients. Use a 1- to 2-inch protective...
Know Your Soil

Watering Rules

Watering heavilly once a day is better than several smaller sessions. Getting the water down to a depth of 4-6 inches promotes deeper, stronger root growth.
Know Your Soil

Wetland Safety

If your planning a backyard wetland, locate it where it is unlikely to attract unattended children. Check local safety ordinances and building ordinances for restrictions and permits.
Know Your Soil

Tall Sprinkling

To water vegetable and flower gardens containing tall plants that may otherwise block the spray, set sprinklers on a sawhorse, or use a tower-mounted sprinkler.
Know Your Soil

Watering Annuals

Annuals are shallow rooted so don’t allow the soil to dry out too deeply. Begin watering in the morning and water through the heat of the day. Stop in mid-afternoon to allow the plants to dry off before nightfall. Night waterings can create ideal conditions for...