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Smart Watering Techniques for Every Garden

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Smart Watering Techniques for Every Garden

Watering the garden seems like it should be pretty straightforward. After all, rainfall does it all the time. But those of us who’ve forgotten to water a container or overwatered our tomatoes, realize that it’s not so intuitive!   When to water. Begin with an eye towards the weather – if you’ve had good soaking rains (1” or more) then you don’t need to water; if the weather’s been hot and windy, then you probably should water. Soil attributes also determine when to water: sandy, fast-draining, sandy soils need more frequent watering; heavier, water-retaining clay soils can go a little longer in between...

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