Do You Need Some TIme Saving Ideas To Have The Garden You Want?

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Be a home owner takes up a lot of time.  Especially if you want to have a beautiful yard to sit in.  Enjoy the birds and watch squirrels play.  So I am always looking for ways to save time.  I found this article from Bob Vila(This Old House on PBS) on 7 ways to have a killer yard.  Living in Texas where we have been in a drought for 5 years, he had a couple of ideas for water conservations that caught my eye.   I know that we have had a lot of rain in the past couple of months.  Ask me next year if we are still in a drought!  7 Dirt Cheap Garden Hacks to Make Your First Backyard KillerKeeping plants adequately hydrated throughout the dog days of summer is virtually a full time job. That’s where this trick comes in handy. Designed to mimic a drip irrigation system, it delivers water straight to plant roots using nothing more than a plastic bottle and an orphan sock. Puncture holes around the sides, then stuff a sock in it—the fabric will absorb and retain the water, slowly distributing it to plants. Unscrew the cap and fill the bottle when you’re ready to water.

Drought and water shortages mean home gardeners are ever more mindful of conservation. Use your resources wisely—and lower your water bill!—by reusing when you can. For instance, the water you use to boil eggs or rinse veggies is perfect for refreshing outdoor plants. Let hot water cool to room temperature before using on your plants.

If you want even more great ideas for this summer’s garden hit on the link! Enjoy! Marcey


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