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Irrigation & Watering

Strawberry Plant Irrigation

Strawberry pots may be attractive, but they’re inefficient for the growth and health of the plants. To make sure the plant is properly watered, take a section of PVC pipe and put it in the center of the planter.

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How to Use Seaweed in Your Garden

Organic landscaper Rachel DeToro tells us one of her favorite tricks for container planting is using seaweed as mulch. The seaweed can be rinsed (to remove salt and the pungent smell) and dried for use in potted plants.

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Baster Watering for Hanging Potted Plants

Consistent watering is crucial to container plants and hanging plants in particular. However, reaching a hanging basket is often difficult without drenching yourself in the process. A simple kitchen baster may be the perfect solution. Watch this video to find out more.

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How to Water a Hanging Plant

Hanging baskets are a simple way to instantly introduce color and create interest. However, they can also be hard to get to in order to water. To make watering easier, place a small funnel in the pot with the spout inserted in the soil.

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Water-Wise Containers

With all the activities that today’s homeowners have, its really pretty hard sometimes to cultivate an entire garden. But you can bring beautiful plants closer to your house on your deck or patio through container gardening. Although this still requires a little maintenance, here are some tricks of the trade to cut down on all of the required watering.

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Erosion Control

If your home has a steep sloping lot, you know how difficult landscaping can be. Terraces and retaining walls offer help but they can be expensive. The best solution is to have plants growing in the ground to hold soil.

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Plastic Jug Irrigation

Plants need gentle and thorough watering, but watering slowly by hand takes time. Instead, poke a small hole into the bottom of a plastic jug, and set it beside the newly planted plant. Watch this video for more.

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Dry Climate Gardening

Gardening in a dry climate can be a challenge but Southern Californian Tricia Craven Worley explains that it is possible to create a beautiful landscape if you choose your plants carefully. The staples of such gardens are drought tolerant plants such as Pride of Madeira, Rosemary and Thyme.

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