Recent Alternative Irrigation Articles


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9 Marvelous Uses for a Plant Mister

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 16, 2015

Here's a great little tool that will only cost you a dollar or two. A spray bottle, also known as a plant mister, is invaluable, and not just for your indoor landscaping efforts. This...


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Get Down With Rainwater Collection

Posted by Katie Marks | Apr 04, 2014

Right now, the wet stuff is pouring outside; it's raining so hard that it looks a lot like someone is sitting on a cloud and upending bathtubs over the side, watching the water cascade...


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Cope With Water Shortages By Xeriscape Gardening

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 03, 2013

Xeriscaping, quite untrue to its potential to support colorful blooms throughout the seasons, has gotten an unfair association with rock gardens with cacti. While in some climates it...


In addition to irrigating plants, sprinklers allow children to cool off during the hot summer months. (Photo: Alexander Redmon/sxc.hu)

How to Water a Garden During the Heat of Summer

Posted by Erica Glasener | Aug 05, 2012

When it comes to watering the plants in your landscape and garden there is nothing like a long, gentle soaking rain, especially during the hot summer months. As there is no guarantee...


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Water Conservation is Easy With These Tips

Posted by S.E. Smith | May 20, 2012

With water scarcity is a growing issue around the world, so making the most of water resources is critically important even in regions where drought conditions haven’t been declared....


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Greywater Products

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Sep 01, 2011

Residential greywater is all the wastewater from showers, bathtubs, bathroom sinks and clothes washers. It adds up to nearly 50% of the average household's water use. And while blackwater—wastewater...


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Garden Irrigation Methods, Ranked by Efficiency

Posted by Jordan Laio | Jun 07, 2011

A properly watered garden is one step closer to being a healthy garden. However, there are many ways to water a garden and some will not only save you time and labor, but will also...


Drip Tape Irrigation

Posted by Steve Graham | Sep 14, 2009

Drip tape can replace sprinklers and spray nozzles for watering vegetables, flower gardens, and landscaped areas. It provides regular, slow, and low-flowing water directly to roots....