20 Jun '11, 3pm

The top 6 ways to water your lawn - from least to most efficient (very helpfu!)

The top 6 ways to water your lawn - from least to most efficient (very helpfu!)

These are porous hose lines. They are different from drip lines in that while a drip line has evenly spaced watering points, a soaker hose is completely porous so that water sweats out of it all along the length of the hose. Like with a drip line, the slow soaking prevents evaporation and runoff and a soaker hose is easier to move than a drip line. Overall, this is a very efficient method of watering. Hand watering The benefit of hand watering is that it allows you to water directly at the base of your plants instead of wastefully broadcasting water where you don't need it. Often this wasteful broadcasting just encourages weeds to grow. However, hand watering requires your labor and time each time you need to water. 3. Water wand All around, the water wand is the most efficient and convenient low-tech tool for hand watering. It is a hose attachment extending as a solid pip...

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