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April 3, 2009, 11:53 am betterhomesgardens
There are many simple ways to save water in the garden. Top of the list is mulching. But here are several more water-saving ideas for you to try this summer.
Use a liquid soil wetter everywhere - in pots, gardens and on lawns. These products help moisture penetrate the soil, overcoming the problem of water-repellent soil. They are available as concentrates or hose-ons.
Sprinkle a granulated soil wetter around. When water is applied it will release a soil-wetting agent, aiding penetration.
Add water crystals before you plant anything. Soak crystals in water first until they swell, then blend a small handful into the hole.Love your soil
Healthy soil holds water, so feed the soil, and not just the plants. Adding compost or rotted manure will help keep your soil healthy.
Fluff it up - soil can become compacted, particularly in high-traffic areas, which hinders water penetration. Use a garden fork to gently turn and aerate the soil.Water wisely
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