Sustainable Gardening: Week 6: Use drip irrigation instead of overhead spray

This is a short and easy topic. Using drip irrigation uses less water than overhead spraying, saving you money and saving the earth precious water. For example, a plant that needs less water than it's neighboring plant can have a .5 gallon per hour emitter versus a 1 gallon per hour emitter. Also, drip irrigation helps keep weeds at bay since you’re only putting water on individual plants and not spraying the surrounding soil. Lastly, it's pretty easy for DIY'ers to install themselves. Check out this website for more information: The Urban Farmer Store

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