Information About Watering

Watering the garden and surrounding landscape is a necessity in order for plants to thrive. Even drought tolerant plants require water now and then. But when do you water plants in the garden? How should you water and with what type of irrigation method? Learn answers to these questions and more as well as techniques used cut down on watering maintenance in the articles that follow.

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Hydrozones: Grouping Plants With Similar Water Needs

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Hydrozones are designated areas where plantings require similar amounts of water or grouping plants with similar water needs.

Subsurface Drip Irrigation – The Most Sustainable Way To Water

By Teo Spengler

Is it possible to use subsurface drip irrigation for water-thirsty lawns? It's definitely more sustainable than sprinklers. Click for more.

DIY Drip Irrigation System You Can Make At Home

By Amy Grant

Learn several ways to create a drip irrigation system to give your garden the slow deep watering it needs.

6 Ways To Use Less Water In Your Garden And Lawn

By Teo Spengler

Water conservation is becoming more important. Read our top six tips on how to use water wisely in the garden.

Pros And Cons Of Using Lake Water For Garden Beds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

If you live near a pond or lake, using the water for gardening may seem like a good idea, but it’s important to know the facts first.

How Often And How Long To Run Drip Irrigation

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

If you’ve ever wondered how often and how long you should let your drip irrigation run, you’re in the right place. Click here to find the answer to this question and more.

Watering Plants In Sun And Leaf Burn

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Despite what you've been told, leaf-scorch doesn't come from watering in the middle of a hot sunny day. Read on for more.

Stormwater Planter Bioretention Systems

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You can do your part to preserve the health of our water supply by capturing and filtering stormwater through planters using native plants. Read on to learn more.

Benefits Of Rainwater Versus Tap Water For Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Continue reading to see if tap water for plants is okay, and what benefit or disadvantage of rain water exists.

How To Drain And Store Drip Irrigation Systems: Tips For Winterization

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Drip irrigation basics for winterizing are simple and worth the hour or so of your time to get the chore done. Read on for more.

4 Types Of Irrigation – Irrigation System Design Differences

By Laura Miller

There are several different types of irrigation systems suitable for residential property, each with its own pros and cons. Read on for more.

Garden Watering Systems – Choosing A Watering System For Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Watering is one of the most, if not the most, important chores in the garden. You likely do it every day, so why not spend some time and a little money to get the best watering system for plants in your garden?

What Is Deep Watering – Deep Watering Trees And More

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

One irrigation technique, called deep watering, can be quite beneficial for a wide range of plant types. But what is deep watering?

Irrigation Installation Tips – Installing An Irrigation System

By Amy Grant

Irrigation installation can be done by the pros or you can do it yourself. Click here to learn how to install garden irrigation.

Distilled Water For Plants – Using Distilled Water On Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Using distilled water on plants seems to have its benefits, but is distilled water good for plants? Click to find out more information.

Smart Moisture Monitoring – Apps That Measure Moisture In The Soil

By Laura Miller

Thanks to smart moisture monitoring technology, you can have healthy plants while keeping your fingertips clean. Learn more here.

Smart Sprinkler Systems – How Do Smart Sprinklers Work In Gardens

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

What’s the latest in watering technology? It’s time to meet the smart water sprinkler. Ready to learn more? Click the following article.

What Is Smart Irrigation – Learn About Smart Watering Technology

By Laura Miller

What is smart irrigation and how does a smart watering system work? For more information on this high-tech watering, click here.

Hose Nozzle Watering Guide: Learn About Garden Hose Spray Settings

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Watering with a hose takes more time but does have benefits. Learn about spray settings on hoses and how to use them in this article.

Safely Watering Seeds: How To Keep Seeds From Washing Away

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

If the seeds are not watered properly, they can wash away, be driven too deep, and overwatered or underwatered. Learn to water them safely here.

Flower Watering Tips: A Guide To Watering Flowers

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Even the most seasoned gardeners can benefit from a quick guide to watering flowers. If you’re new to growing flowers, however, understanding how to water them correctly is especially useful. Click here for a guide on when to water flowers.

Vitamin C For Chlorine Removal – Using Ascorbic Acid For Chlorine Absorption

By Teo Spengler

Chlorine and chloramines are chemicals added to the drinking water in many cities. It’s difficult if you don’t want to spray these chemicals on your plants since that’s what comes out of your tap. What can a gardener do? Click here to learn how Vitamin C can help.

What Is Soil Drenching: Tips On Using Soil Drenches In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

You may have heard of the drenching of soil. There are many reasons to drench the soil, the most common of which is to remove excess salts in container plants. The process is not difficult, but you do have to be careful. You can learn more in this article.

AC Condensation For Plants: Is Irrigating With AC Water Safe

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The condensation water that results from operating our ACs is a valuable commodity that can be used with purpose. Watering with AC water is a great way to use this byproduct of the unit's function. Click here to learn about watering plants with air conditioner water.

Fertigation Guide: Is Fertigation Good For Plants

By Amy Grant

Many gardeners use either a water-soluble fertilizer or a slow-release fertilizer to feed plants, but there’s a new method called fertigation. What is fertigation and does fertigation work? The following article discusses how to fertigate plants in the garden.

Plants Watered With Fish Tank Water: Using Aquarium Water To Irrigate Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Can you irrigate plants with aquarium water? You certainly can. In fact, all of that fish poop and those uneaten food particles can do your plants a world of good. Learn more about watering indoor or outdoor plants with aquarium water in this article.

Problems With Drip Irrigation – Drip Irrigation Tips For Gardeners

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Watering plants by hand or a hose can be time consuming and drip irrigation is normally a better way of supplying them with what they need. That said, these can also challenges and drawbacks. Learn about drip irrigation problems and solutions here.

Testing Water For Plants – How To Test Water For Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

While we are all conscious of the safe quality of our drinking water, we may not be so aware of the quality of the water we are giving to our plants. Learn about water quality in gardens and testing water for plants in this article.

What Is A Root Zone: Information On The Root Zone Of Plants

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Gardeners and landscapers often refer to the root zone of plants. So what is a root zone, exactly? Learn what the root zone of plants is, and the importance of watering the root zone using the information found in this article.

Watering New Plants: What Does It Mean To Water Well When Planting

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

"Be sure to water it well when planting it." I say this phrase several times a day to my garden center customers. But what does it mean to water well when planting? Click this article to learn how to water new garden plants.

Hot Water And Plant Growth: Effects Of Pouring Hot Water On Plants

By Kristi Waterworth

Garden lore is full of interesting methods of treating and preventing diseases. Even though treating plants with hot water sounds like it should be one of those crazy home remedies, it can actually be very effective when applied properly. Learn more here.

Soaker Hose Irrigation: How To Use Soaker Hoses In The Lawn And Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

If you're curious about soaker hoses stocked alongside regular hoses in the garden store, take a few minutes to investigate their many benefits. That funny-looking hose is one of the best gardening investments you can make. Learn more here.

Winter Watering In Gardens – Do Plants Need Water Over Winter

By Kristi Waterworth

In many places, winter watering is a good idea and a necessary chore for most gardens. Learn more about this in the following article so your plants can stay hydrated year-round in the garden.

Using Rain Barrels: Learn About Collecting Rainwater For Gardening

By Jackie Rhoades

How do you collect rainwater and what are the benefits? The following article will answer these questions so you can decide if harvesting rainwater with rain barrels is right for you.

What Is A Rain Gauge: Garden Rain Gauge Info And Types Of Rain Gauges

By Amy Grant

Rain gauges are a great way to save water. There are different kinds that can be used depending on your needs. Read here for additional information how a rain gauge can be used in gardens.

Graywater Effect On Plants – Is It Safe To Use Graywater In The Garden

By Jackie Carroll

Using graywater to irrigate lawns and gardens saves a precious natural resource with little or no effect on plants, especially during periods of drought when water use is restricted. This article explains more.

Watering The Garden – Tips On How And When To Water The Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Ever asked how much water should I give my garden or how often should I water a garden? Many people wonder how to water a garden. This article will help.

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