Irrigation history

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When you water your patio plants, you likely grab your watering can and fill it form a convenient hose nozzle. Or maybe you water them directly from the hose. Whether it’s from house water, a local canal, or even well water, when you need to water your yard, the steps you take are straightforward. However, there’s a huge history of irrigation long-before the hose we know today. I’d like to look at some of those more unique and

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Drought tolerant lawn replacements

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It’s the time of year that I start itching to get gardening. I’ve started my pepper, onion, and tomato seedlings indoors under a florescent light and I’m doing sun-dances in the middle of our yard, which, of course, is the opposite of rain dances which I’ll be doing in July. I’m lucky (or so I tell myself) that I live in an area that rarely has a drought–although I grew up in an area that was more years than not ...

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Drip irrigation: a lesson learned

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Old wives’ tales are typically based on an accurate piece of information. Putting butter on a burn is now known to actually trap the heat of a burn in, but butter was likely something that was kept relatively cool before ice cubes were commonplace. The superstitious wives’ tale of not walking under a ladder is mere common sense.

This leads me to the idea of, “Water your garden in the evening or early morning, or plants will have burnt leaves.” How much ...

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