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Spring is in full bloom, summer is in full swing, and the weather is getting hotter and hotter. Apart from the human body, which needs a lot of water, the plants in your garden also need a lot of care. If you use the right equipment and methods, this wonderful job can be made easier and your plants can survive the summer in peace.

Choosing the ideal hose

In addition to the traditional sprinkler, a hose is essential for modern watering methods. Therefore, choosing a good quality hose will help you do more with less.

  1. Before purchasing, first measure the length of the hose connection to reach the vegetation to be covered.
  2. Diameter selection: Garden hoses are available in various diameters. Generally speaking, the larger the diameter, the higher the flow rate, and at the same time, the heavier it is and the more difficult it is to handle. Therefore, for general irrigation, it is sufficient to choose a smaller diameter hose (e.g. ½” ID, 13mm). Of course, for simultaneous watering of multiple points or for burying underground, a hose with a larger diameter should be used. (I.D. ¾”)
  3. Process Selection: When selecting a hose, its feel, sturdiness, weather resistance, temperature resistance, burst pressure, kinking and twisting resistance should all be taken into consideration.
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Irrigation Tips

1. Mornings or before noons are ideal for watering.
Cooler temperatures allow water to seep into the soil gradually, reaching thirsty plants by midday.
2. Water “from the roots”.
Focus on root watering for most plants, especially flowers and vegetables. Densely-leafed plants like roses dislike wet leaves, so avoid overhead watering.
3. Water wisely, little and often.
Regular light watering penetrates the soil better, promoting deeper root growth and drought tolerance.
4. Know your plants’ needs.
Plants with thin leaves require more water than those with thick, hairy leaves.
5. Consider the soil type.
Clay soil retains water well, needing less frequent watering, while sandy soil dries out quickly and needs more frequent watering.
6. Use lukewarm water.
Cold water can shock plants. Fill a bucket with tap water and let it sit in the sun to warm slightly.
7. DIY Irrigation for Small Gardens.
Create a cost-effective drip irrigation system using recycled materials like plastic bottles and old pipes. Simply connect the system to your water source.

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We hope these DIY garden irrigation tips will help you create a beautiful and vibrant garden!