Sprinklers are fun to play in, but not very efficient for watering your yard.
We’ve all heard that putting in an irrigation system is the way to go, but how do you decide what you need, especially if you’re still putting in your yard and are not quite sure what the final plan will look like? We keep changing our minds about what we want; where and how many of this or that we want to grow.
Not only that, there [...]
Anytime is a good time to design new gardens. Even in the dead of winter you can be deciding where to put a garden once the ground can be worked. In some parts of the country fall and winter are excellent times to prepare a bed. Then let it sit and “mellow” a little before planting it in the spring, especially if you need to add amendments to correct soil pH.
Let a sprinkler system do the work for you.
These days there is a lot of talk about growing things that will need little if any watering, especially in desert climates. Xerascaping is a great way to have a lovely landscape without water worries.
What do you do if you want to grow fruits and vegetables, though? Most of them do not grow well without any extra watering. The next best thing is to put in a drip irrigation system. This puts that water where it’s needed and you lose [...]