J. Peterson Garden Design
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Jenny Peterson

Make sure your irrigation system is functioning properly so your plants get water when they need it!
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J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener: What to Do in June
Give your garden a drink. Most areas of Texas were hit by a historic drought and record-breaking heat last year, so let's learn some lessons to keep our gardens hydrated. Be sure your irrigation system is functioning properly, and check to see that it's set to go off early in the morning as opposed to in the middle of the day, when water will evaporate. Always follow your area's recommended water days or any restrictions that are in place, and choose plants that need a bit less water in order to have the healthiest garden. Agaves and yuccas will be happy with very little water, but also try drought-tolerant plants like lantana, salvia, penstemon and coneflower.
Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to Rocky Mountain Gardener's October Checklist
Winterize your watering system. Frozen pipes or components can be costly and inconvenient to repair. To prevent this:Drain your irrigation system and insulate the backflow preventer.Remove hoses from faucets and drain them. Store hoses and sprinklers in a handy location for winter watering.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas and Desert Southwest Gardener's January Checklist
Check your irrigation. Texas gardeners who have inground irrigation systems should run a check on all zones to be sure there are no breaks in the lines or heads. Desert Southwest gardeners will likely be on drip irrigation, but those systems need to be checked periodically as well. Be sure the drip emitters don't have any damage from animals chewing on them, and that they are reaching the plants that need watering.
Jocelyn H. Chilvers added this to Rocky Mountain Gardener's May Checklist
Check sprinkler and drip systems. An efficient irrigation system is the best way to conserve water. Make sure your sprinklers are delivering the right amount of water to the right location. Check for leaks and overspray. Adjust your clock to accommodate seasonal conditions (evapotranspiration) and regulations or restrictions.
How to WaterIt sounds simple, but there are actually preferred methods of watering container plants. For example, it’s better to water the soil rather than the leaves of plants, as wet leaves are more susceptible to mildew and fungus.It’s also better to water your plants in the morning when plant roots are more receptive, and it will give the plants the ability to withstand the heat of the day. If you must water in the evening, give the plants enough time to dry before evening falls, to keep them healthy.What to UseYou can use a wand attachment with a hose or a simple watering can, as long as you follow the suggestions above. If you have several containers to water at one time, you may want to invest in a drip irrigation system. Many nurseries these handy devices, which can be set on timers so that your plants can be watered even if you are away for days at a time. The emitters are placed close to the soil so that the water can reach the roots quickly. More:Container Garden Basics: The Dirt on SoilSee other Houzz container gardening guides
5. Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.

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jtfjmjpmyj added this to EXTERIORES
November 16, 2014
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Carol Crotta added this to Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers
September 23, 2014
generic sprayer type sprinkler
katpur24 added this to Landscape Planning
September 1, 2014
Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.
suzismiles added this to Gardens
August 24, 2014
Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.
Christine Tusher added this to Save Water: Install a ‘Smart’ Garden Irrigation System
August 5, 2014
Project: Installing an irrigation systemWho to hire: With considerations ranging from topography and soil type to plant growth, building and maintaining the right irrigation system is a project best handled by a pro with plenty of experience. Make sure your landscape or irrigation contractor is licensed and insured, and get references to check the quality of their work.Cost: The cost of your system will generally depend on how many sprinkler heads or drip lines it will take to properly irrigate your garden, how far the water meter is from your home, your geographical location, and your water pressure. With all these factors in play, costs can vary widely, with the average price of an installed system running from about $3,500 to $10,000, according to Perdue.
rodea added this to Backyard
June 25, 2014
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nosrd added this to nosrd's ideas
May 7, 2014
5. water efficiently
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May 7, 2014
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leaff added this to xeriscape - hardscape
April 24, 2014
5. Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.
lindafmg added this to Landscape
March 9, 2014
Xeriscape--5. Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.
tbennett4 added this to tbennett4's ideas
March 9, 2014
5. Water efficiently. A well-designed irrigation system can save water when installed and operated properly. Modern components such as smart clocks (or timers), soil moisture sensors and rain shut-off sensors not only help conserve water, but also can save you time and money. Also, monitor your plants and water them only when needed rather than on a rigid schedule.
exquisitely added this to exquisitely's ideas
February 20, 2014
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carlian added this to Gadgets
September 1, 2013
Container Garden Basics: How and When to Water Potted Plants Photo 5 of 5 How to Water It sounds simple, but there are actually preferred methods of watering container plants. For example, it’s better to water the soil rather than the leaves of plants, as wet leaves are more susceptible to mildew and fungus. It’s also better to water your plants in the morning when plant roots are more receptive, and it will give the plants the ability to withstand the heat of the day. If you must water in the evening, give the plants enough time to dry before evening falls, to keep them healthy. What to Use You can use a wand attachment with a hose or a simple watering can, as long as you follow the suggestions above. If you have several containers to water at one time, you may want to invest in a drip irrigation system. Many nurseries these handy devices, which can be set on timers so that your plants can be watered even if you are away for days at a time. The emitters are placed close to the soil so that the water can reach the roots quickly.
mdeslondes added this to Succulents
August 25, 2013
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August 25, 2013
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January 6, 2013
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Yarrow Landscaping and Lawn Care added this to Cheryl
November 6, 2012
Spray heads in lawn areas
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June 4, 2012
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June 4, 2012
give yo garden a drink
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