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Vacation Proof Your Garden


The summer is all about taking a vacation, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of your garden.

Just because you’re away from home you don’t have to take a break from watering your plants.

Set up a watering system with your Flexogen hose, a sprinkler, and a timer.

Use quick connectors to connect two hoses so you can reach the far-off areas of your yard even while you’re on vacation.

Vegetables and wildflower gardens will appreciate the gentle watering of an elevated sprinkler.

With its circular spray pattern and 1,200 square feet of coverage, it waters lightly without pooling water, making it a good option when you aren’t around to monitor watering your garden.

The dual outlet electronic timer is the way to go when you’d like to water two different areas at the same time, or at different times.

Mulched plants retain 25% more water than un-mulched plants.

Help your plants and soil stay moist while you’re away.

Apply a layer of mulch, such as shredded leaves or bark, to help shade the soil.

Not only will this help control weeds, but it will put a barrier between the soil and the hot air.

A well-deserved vacation doesn’t have to leave your garden out to dry.

Now that’s a better day.

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