Irrigation & Watering

Grass turning brown from drought.

How to Cope with Drought in Your Yard

Drought can be devastating to your lawn, trees, shrubs, and garden. Here are some tips for dealing with drought in your lawn and garden. Watch this video to find out more.

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DIY Soil Drainage Perk Test for Your Yard

If water drains (percolates) away from plant roots too quickly, the plants will parch even if they’re getting regular water. And if water doesn’t drain, many plants will drown and rot from the roots up. A perk test is a great way to measure drainage in your lawn or garden soil. Read on to find out how to do an easy, DIY soil drainage perk test in your yard.

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gray water recycling

Gray Water Recycling Systems Save Water

Gray water is the waste water from showers, tubs, sinks, and washing machines that usually goes down the drain for processing at a sewage treatment plant. While you wouldn’t want to drink it, when properly treated, gray water can be used to irrigate your lawn, shrubs, and other nonedible plants. Watch this video to find out more.

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French drain

Using a French Drain to Remove Standing Water in Your Yard

Standing water in your yard is an eyesore and can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Installing a French drain is a great way to remove standing water from your yard. Watch this video to find out how to construct a French drain.

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neverkink garden hose

Neverkink Garden Hose for Your Yard

The Teknor Apex Neverkink Garden Hose uses special NTS Reflex Mesh® technology to prevent the hose from kinking. Neverkink hoses also have anti-microbial protection to prevent mold and mildew from forming on the hose.

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Water Right Lead-Free Garden Hose Product Review

The Water Right lead-free water hose claims to be “the finest quality polyurethane garden hose ever made.” Since I’m a person who always ends up in a mud-wrestling match with garden hoses, I decided to try the Water Right hose out and see if it lived up to its claims. Read on to find out more.

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Repaired garden hose

How to Repair a Broken Garden Hose

A garden hose that leaks is both an annoyance and a waste of water. The good news is that repairing a garden hose is easy to do in about five minutes for less than $5. Read on to find out how.

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lawnmower and Tricia

Tips for Conserving Water in Your Lawn and Garden

From catching rainwater to raising the height of your mower two inches, there is a lot you can do to conserve water in your lawn and garden. Watch this video to find out more.

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