Quick Tip of the Week

Posted Dec 15, 2007

Watering your garden is vitally important, especially during a hot summer when water restrictions may force you to put the garden hose down. Before this happens, consider the age-old technique of collecting rainwater in rain barrels. Place a 50-gallon barrel under a gutter and one modest rainfall will be enough to fill it to the brim. Rainwater is naturally mineral and chemical free, and your plants will thrive on the clean water. To prevent mosquitoes, leaves, and other silt from your water, consider putting a mesh filter tightly over the top. Use the water within a few days of filling it, to prevent stagnation.

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