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How to Water During a Dry Spell

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Living in an area that is undergoing a dry spell doesn’t mean you have to give up on gardening. There’s a lot you can do in the garden with less water.

Grow plants with similar watering needs together. By grouping your plants by their watering and sunlight needs, you can avoid over-watering and also help your plants grow bigger and stronger.

Instead of using sprinklers which can lead to water evaporation and runoff, use your watering nozzle to direct your water at the roots where your flowers need it the most.

Adding organic mulch to your garden beds helps conserve moisture and controls weeds. It also helps insulate the plants roots against heat or cold and it mends your soil at the same time.

Minimize water drift and evaporation by watering your flowers with a soaker hose rather than a sprinkler. A soaker hose targets the water right at the roots where your plants need it the most.

With these watering tips, you’ll be able to make a little bit of water go a long way.

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