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How To Install Soaker Hose For Inexpensive Drip Irrigation

In the previous article on watering to the core, we looked at the importance of maintaining moisture at the center of a plant’s root ball. The soaker hose provided one method to efficiently water plants by concentrating water over the root system.  This is essentially what drip irrigation does. Drip irrigation is typically installed on […]

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Watering “To The Core” Is Critical

What’s “The Core” And Why Is It Important When I use the term “core” I’m referring to the center of the plant’s root ball.  A nursery plant that’s been dug, balled & burlapped (B&B) is now totally reliant on that root ball to keep it alive.

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Hide The Garden Hose In A Beautiful Way

The garden hose is an essential tool for every house and garden. Even those with automatic sprinkler systems need one for a variety of  water-related chores. Using a decorative pot or container has to be one of the best ways I know of to hide the hose and keep it handy at the same time. […]

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Sprinkler System Advanced Capabilities

A Rain Sensor Alone Is Not The Answer I am a nut about irrigation management on my projects for two reasons: 1) It’s just the right thing to do considering water is such a limited resource, and 2) over-watering is probably responsible for 80% of the problems we have on these landscapes. A couple of  […]

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